Drivers and passengers in cars have safety features in place such as airbags and seatbelts to protect them. Bikers typically have nothing but their clothing and a helmet between them and the pavement. Bikers are 300 percent more likely to sustain a motorcycle injury than someone inside of a car in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Motorcycle injuries can be catastrophic, ranging from back injuries to paralysis or traumatic brain injuries.
Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to shift blame to the motorcycle rider, even when a driver is clearly at fault. In many cases, we hear about drivers who fail to “see” the motorcyclist. Motorcycles have a right to share the road with other vehicles. See Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Napa Failing to see the biker is simply negligence. The driver needs to be held responsible. At the Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we’re dedicated to our clients and pursuing the maximum compensation allowed under state law.