Many of us love to drive our motorcycles on the open road. In fact, it has become one of the most popular modes of transportation in the last few decades.
Additionally, people are driving motorcycles now more than ever before. Unfortunately, along with the increase in the number of motorcycles on the roads comes an increase in the amount of motorcycle related injuries.
Approximately 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in death while nearly all crashes involve head or brain injuries.
Although motorcyclists are required to wear helmets in New Jersey, this has a tendency to give us a false sense of security.
Since motorcyclists are exposed on all sides and have little protection to their personal bodies, even the slightest impact could potentially be life threatening.
Motorcycle Injuries are Very Severe
Do not be fooled by what you see in the movies and on television. If you get into a motorcycle accident, you will suffer serious injuries. Almost no one comes out unharmed in the real world.
The following are common types of injuries associated with motorcycle accidents:
It is crucial to note that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that a motorcycle rider is eight times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than the occupant of a car in an automobile accident.
How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents
Although it might sound obvious, following the rules of the road and avoiding distractions will easily help ensure that you are doing everything in your power to avoid an accident. It may even be advisable to take a motorcycle safety course.
Furthermore, always wear your helmet, the proper footwear, a protective jacket, and durable gloves. If you do all of these things, then you almost certainly reduce the severity of any injuries that you may receive from an accident.
In the event that someone else collides with your motorcycle, if you are following the rules of the road, the driver will not be able to fault you for your conduct. Most importantly, if you were the victim, be sure to contact an attorney.
Who Should You Contact?
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Adam H. Rosenblum of The Rosenblum Law Firm, an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer. His team of attorneys will fight for your rights and do what they can in order to ensure that you receive all of the monetary compensation you deserve. E-mail or call The Rosenblum Law Firm today at 973-594-6552.