Motorcycle accidents are some of the deadliest collisions in the United States. According to statistics from the federal government, motorcycle crashes that involve another vehicle, account for more than half of all motorcycle accident deaths.
Some of the most dangerous motorcycle accidents are as follows:
High performance motorcycles also account for a large number of accidents involving these vehicles. Most commonly referred to as "supersport motorcycles" and "sport motorcycles," these vehicles represent a disproportionate number of all motorcycle accidents that occur in the United States. These lightweight vehicles have high-horsepower engines that allow them to travel as fast as 160 miles per hour. Lightweight motorcycles that travel at high speeds are at much more risk of accidents and injuries. In fact, it has been estimated that the death rate among supersport motorcycle riders is four times higher than for riders of conventional motorcycles.
The law of negligence is most often used to determine liability in motorcycle accidents. Most often, the negligence rests with an irresponsible automobile or truck driver who was speeding, running a red light, or engaging in another type of unsafe driving behavior.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver's negligence, you will need to prove the following in your claim:
You can only recover compensation for the motorcycle accident if you can prove that you were injured in the accident. Let the Law Offices of James A. Welcome help. Our Norwalk personal injury attorneys have been rated as some of the top in the nation, including Attorney Welcome being named to the list of the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.
Contact a Waterbury motorcycle accident lawyer at our office today.
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