Even though the cooler months of the year are here, it is still important for motorists to watch out for motorcycles. People who are on motorcycles are at a greater risk of dying in an accident than other vehicle occupants. They are also at an increased risk of being injured. Because of the open design of motorcycles, even accidents that would be minor if they happened to two other vehicles can be very serious if a motorcycle is involved.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the devastation that can occur when a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle. This is true even if the person who was struck was on a bicycle. In either case, you are pitting a heavy vehicle against a person who isn't protected. We know that you can probably imagine how that might play out.
Now that school is in session, drivers need to make sure that they are paying close attention for pedestrians. When drivers aren't cognizant of pedestrians, there is a chance that an accident can occur that might result in the pedestrian suffering a serious injury.
Riding a motorcycle is something that requires you to be able to have a good reaction time. For this reason, consuming alcohol and driving a motorcycle isn't ever a good idea. Motorcyclists place themselves in danger when they ride drunk, and they also place other motorcycle riders in their group in danger.
When you are struck by a drunk driver, your life can change in more ways than you realize. You might know that you are going to have to work to heal from the physical injuries. That fact alone can be very difficult because these accidents can lead to severe injuries. We know that dealing with the physical injuries can seem like more than you can handle.