Although motorcycles share the road with cars and trucks, that’s about as far as the comparisons go between motorcycles and automobiles. Motorcycle riders are a minority, and they have to deal with a system that is predominately meant for four-wheeled vehicles. This applies not only on the road, but in the accident claims process.
Drivers often point to motorcyclists weaving in and out of traffic and speeding, but research from the Florida Department of Transportation found that other drivers cause most crashes with motorcycles. While stereotypes about motorcyclists as reckless and irresponsible thrill-seekers are mostly untrue, they persist and can make it more difficult for riders to recover compensation after an accident.
If you ride a motorcycle, you should know how to protect your rights following a crash. And if you were in an accident, you should consider retaining an attorney who has experience and success handling these types of claims.