With fall underway and winter just around the corner, many motorcyclists are probably getting ready to put their rides away for the year. However, there will likely still be quite a few days left for a good ride, and many motorcyclists will take advantage. Hopefully all will make it back home safe – but we all know the danger that other drivers present on the roads in Mississippi.
It is a sad reality that, oftentimes, drivers in other vehicles don’t really pay attention to motorcycles they share the road with. Yes, motorcycles can present a smaller profile and might be harder to see at times, but all drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe manner – and that means being aware that motorcycles might be on the roads.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in America. Each year hundreds of motorcyclists and their passengers are injured in collisions with other motor vehicles throughout the country. In some cases, the fault lies squarely with the other driver, who may be distracted, drunk or otherwise negligent or reckless. When a motorcycle accident is caused by another driver, the injured motorcyclist may be able to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
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At our law firm, we know that in many motorcycle accidents the initial urge is to blame the motorcyclist. That is unfair, and we work hard to make sure that our clients’ rights are protected in any legal proceeding. We know that financial compensation can help our clients get through the uncertain aftermath of a motorcycle accident. For more information, please visit the motorcycle accident overview section of our law firm’s website.