Spring and summertime in the Pacific Northwest means two things: baseball season and perfect weather in the upper 60’s. Chances are if you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, the sun makes you want to rev up your bike and get to cruisin’. However, it goes without saying that there are inherent risks you face every time you hit the open road.
Motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury or death than in automobile accidents. According to the Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are actually 26 times more likely to die in a crash compared to someone in an automobile. While helmets are reported to be 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries, only 19 states including the District of Columbia require helmet use by all riders.
Arguably, the biggest threat to motorcyclists are other automobile drivers with whom they share the road. You may use every safety precaution, but it’s difficult to predict the actions of other motorists. Many accidents or fatalities are due to the fact that motorcycles are harder to detect at a distance and can be more easily blocked by blind spots.
EPIC attorney Steve Buzomi was interviewed by the Boston Herald on this thoughts concerning the recent fatal Boston Duck Tours collision. Naturally, the Boston Herald turned to one of our own as a reputable source through our experience in motorcycle crash cases and commitment to motorcycle safety and awareness.
Babe Ruth once famously said, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” When it comes to motorcycles, Bambino’s sentiment also applies. You should never let the fear of getting into an accident prevent you from doing something you love. The team here at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel is equipped to support you in the event that the worst happens. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to contact us to help you get the justice you deserve.