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Motorcycle accidents on the rise along with the thermometer

Motorcycle accidents on the rise along with the thermometer

Year after year, there is a marked increase in the number of motorcycle accidents in the US. The percentage of motorcycle accidents tends to hit the peak during the warmer months because this is when most motorcyclists are on the road. When the weather is cold, even the most enthusiastic bikers are discouraged from riding because the roads can be more dangerous and the cold air is not as inviting. Most motorcyclists are more inclined to wait for a bit of warmth in the air to vent out their craving to hit the road.

There are a number of reasons for the rise of motorcycle accidents when the thermometer registers warmer weather. Firstly, after not riding for a few months, the motorcyclists themselves often react to the warmer weather by driving a bit too fast and taking chances they may not take in a vehicle. However, a very high percentage of accidents and personal injury claims result because of the carelessness of the other cars or the truck drivers on the roads. As the roads become relatively free from the motorcycles during the colder months, even the most cautious car drivers tend to forget about the motorcyclists. As the weather gradually turns warmer, the number of motorcyclists on the road increase, but it takes some time for the car drivers and truck drivers to become conscious once again of the increasing motorcyclists. Unfortunately, this is when the motorcycle accidents increase. 

Regardless of whether it is the mistake of the motorcyclist or the other drivers, the most damage is caused to the motorcyclists because they are very vulnerable to injuries. If you have been a victim of one such mishap, it is important that you get help from a personal injury lawyer to guard your rights.

The sooner you seek professional legal representation, the better. If you wait too long to seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney, then filing a successful claim will become lot more complex than it already is. Therefore, you need to act swiftly.

Every time you take your motorcycle out for a ride, remind yourself to be cautious on the roads. It is not enough that you follow the traffic rules. It is equally important to anticipate the undesirable. This will go a long way in protecting yourself from unnecessary accidents. Despite being cautious, you could still run into accidents because you cannot control how other drivers will behave on the road. As a motorcyclist, you need to be aware that the statistics point to the fact that the number of accidents and the legal claims increase along with the thermometer and that it calls for extra caution on your end.

If you become a victim in an accident, you need to make sure that your legal rights are protected and your quality of life is preserved. Insurance companies will try to intimidate you through their technical jargons and manipulate you to settle out-of-court for petty amounts. Make sure you get adequate legal backing to guard your interests and to face the insurance companies without any fear.

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