Motorcycle accidents are often much worse than what would happen in the same conditions if two cars were involved. It is easy to understand why when you look at the design of motorcycles. There is nothing that is between the vehicle that strikes it and its rider. This puts the occupants of the motorcycle at increased risks for injuries.
The injuries that a motorcyclist faces may be devastating. In almost all cases, a crash will result in them being thrown off the bike and onto the ground. Once this happens, the impacts can lead to broken bones, road rash, spinal cord damage, head injuries and a host of other issues. People on a motorcycle are five times more likely to be injured and 26 times more likely to die in a crash than occupants of other vehicles.
There are many different causes of motorcycle crashes, but other drivers not following established road rules and laws might be one of the most infuriating. In around two-thirds of crashes between another vehicle and a motorcycle, the driver of the other vehicle failed to give the motorcyclist the right of way that they were due. Each of those crashes could have been prevented if the driver would have yielded like they should have.
Because of the severity of motorcycle crash injuries, these individuals might opt to pursue compensation for the damages they suffer in the accident. Not only does this help them to try to recover the money they are out, it can also help them hold the other driver accountable for the actions that led to the crash.