Every time you go out on your motorcycle, you’re taking a risk. This is true even if you have the best gear that money can buy, and even if you’re a very safe and experienced rider.
There are a multitude of reasons, starting with the fact that gear simply can’t replicate the protection that someone has in a car. A helmet and a leather jacket won’t give you the same protection as a steel cage, air bags and everything else a car has to offer. This can lead to all sorts of injuries, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), road rash and even amputations.
Another part of the problem is that even “minor” injuries can lead to significant pain and discomfort. Out of that short list above, you’d probably think road rash was the best injury to suffer. That may be true, but it can still lead to bleeding injury sites and throbbing pain that keeps you up all night. You may not be able to shower, walk or even go to work, depending on the severity.
Remember, even if you’re a perfect driver and never make a single mistake on your bike, you can’t control everyone else. A pickup truck can still drift over the center line and into your lane. A sedan can still run a stop sign. A group of college kids in a convertible can still turn left into your path because they never saw you.
If you’re injured in a wreck, you may have a lot of questions about your legal options. Our website can provide much of the information you’re looking for.