Although motorcycle accidents don’t occur more than car accidents or truck accidents, the potential for an injury or a fatality goes up significantly. Obviously, in a car or truck, there is more of a barrier to protect the driver and his or her passengers. Cars and trucks also have seatbelts. A motorcyclist only has his or her helmet and other safety gear.
According to the Hurt Report, the famous comprehensive motorcycle safety study conducted in the United States back in the 1970s, 98% of multiple vehicle collisions and 96% of the single vehicle accidents resulted in some kind of injury to the motorcycle rider. 45% of these accidents resulted in more than a minor injury.
Dan Caplis Law has helped many motorcyclists and their families seek financial compensation for injuries and damages stemming from an accident where they were not at fault. If you have been in an accident and have suffered an injury or lost wages, you may have the legal right to seek compensation.
According to its website, Dan Caplis Law, one of the top injury lawfirms in Colorado recommends that you remain as calm as possible if you get into a motorcycle accident. If you are able, you should do the following:
- Collect the names, addresses, and insurance information of any drivers involved in the accident.
- Collect any names and phone numbers of any witnesses at the scene.
- You should also try to take pictures of the scene of the accident if you can.
- You will also need to file a report with your insurance company as soon as possible.
If you live in the Denver area, consider a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your situation and case. Especially with serious injuries involved, it is important that you are represented in the case sooner than later.