Did you know that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is more than 35 times more at risk for a fatal accident than the driver of a car? No doubt this is because motorcycles are less visible. Motorcycle riders understand this, which is why, by and large, motorcycle riders engage in safe driving practices much more so than the ordinary driver.
But motorcycle injury and death still occurs, and more often than not, they are caused by the negligence of the driver of a car or truck who was not paying close enough attention to their surroundings. A negligent driver is not free from liability for hurting or killing a motorcycle rider just because he or she did not see the motorcycle. Indiana law requires all drivers to always be aware of their surroundings and to look out for other vehicles – including motorcycles – on the road. When drivers fail to do this, motorcycle injury or motorcycle death can occur.
Hewins Law Firm represents motorcycle riders who have been hurt. Hewins Law Firm represents the families of motorcycle riders who have been killed. If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle wreck that was caused by the negligence of others, call Hewins Law Firm today.