If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident and there was a death involved (whether it was the death of a loved one or the death of the other driver), contact the police and your insurance company. Also, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to a settlement or judgment. Motorcycle accidents require experience and understanding of motorcycle riding and the function of the bike. Because there is virtually no protection other than a helmet and leathers, motorcycle fatalities are higher than if two cars were involved in the accident.
About three-quarters of motorcycle accidents are caused by a collision with a passenger vehicle. The rest of the motorcycle accidents happen when the rider dumps the bike or crashes into a solid object such as a tree or utility pole. Only 3 percent of the single bike accidents are because of vehicle failure, with a high percent of that 3 percent happening because of a flat tire or blow out. If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, contact Ledger and Associates for a free consultation.