Baby Boomers on Motorcycles and the Dangers
I am at the young end of the children born after World War II that constitute the biggest age group that the US has ever seen and have witnessed the rise of motorcycle enjoyment among my fellow 50 and 60 year olds in recent years.
Some amount of the America public has always loved to ride hogs and motorcycles since the early days of Harley Davidson. Even when the Japanese invasion of Yamahas and Hondas started making bottle rocket style bikes cheaper and more available the classic American motorcycle rider kept on getting out on the open road. Whether you are a railroad worker who enjoys getting some fresh air on his days off from being a railroad conductor or the Navy officer who has a need for speed on your daily commute to the ship, you may have fallen in love with motorcycles later in life.
With the increase in riders and the general increase in traffic on the roads and highways there is going to be and has been an increase in crashes involving motorcycles as well. Normally it seems to me that it is not the motorcyclist who is operating their ride improperly but some truck drivers or driver of cars are not paying enough attention to others using the roadway including people on motorcycles. Normally the accidents that I’ve seen over the past 2 ½ decades have involved car drivers failing to see a motorcycle even though the motorcycle was in plain sight. A motorcycle is somewhat harder to see because it doesn’t fill up a lane the same way as a car or truck does. However everybody has to share the road.
If you or a loved one was hurt because somebody cut you off or ran into you on your motorcycle you need to get a good attorney who knows what they’re doing in the field of motorcycle personal injury and wrongful death claims. It would be a mistake to assume that the insurance companies are going to treat you fairly as they typically have the same kinds of anti‑motorcycle prejudices that many people have. Importantly the kinds of injuries from road burn to broken bones that occur with traffic collisions involving motorcycles mistakes are much more serious for this kind of personal injury accident case than most others.
I hope that you have many years and many miles of safe rides on a motorcycle. However, when the other motorists fail to see you, you need to call us to help enforce your rights to a safe ride and full compensation. If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash, call our Virginia motorcycle accident injury lawyers at 757.455.0077.