Motorbike accidents can be catastrophic, resulting in injury or death

Motorbike accidents can be catastrophic, resulting in injury or death

If you’re ever in an accident involving a motorbike, it can be really serious. You might sustain major injuries – or even risk death. According to the Motorcycle Council of NSW, motorbikes are only responsible for about 6 per cent of all crashes on the state’s roads, but they account for 10 per cent of injuries and 15 per cent of deaths.
With this in mind, it’s clearly wise to take some basic safety precautions and avoid a situation that could be catastrophic. Responsible driving is always a must, no matter what type of vehicle you’re taking on the road.

Excessive speed is often a factor in motorcycle accidents

One of the main causes of motorbike crashes is excessive speed, which tends to cause riders to make mistakes they wouldn’t otherwise. For example, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that a man recently died in a crash in Jamberoo when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a dirt embankment.

“At this stage, we do not believe that excessive speed was a factor,” Inspector Brian Pedersen told the newspaper. “However, that will be subject to the ongoing investigation.”

The motorbike rider in Jamberoo died from the impact of crossing into the other side of the road and hitting a guardrail. When you ride at a responsible speed, these are exactly the kinds of accidents you can prevent.

A variety of safety precautions are needed when riding a motorbike

Riding too fast is an obvious way to get yourself into an motorcycle accident, but it’s far from the only way. Transport for NSW pointed out that a number of other mistakes can be costly:

  • Being fatigued may cause you to make mental errors while you’re on the road.
  • Failing to put on helmets or other protective gear could add to the impact of any crash.
  • Drinking alcohol or taking drugs while or before riding is obviously a bad idea. You must be sober and alert.

If you’ve had a motorcycle accident, get legal help

If you’ve been injured in a motorbike crash, you may well find yourself getting short-changed by your insurance company. Insurers often give very small amounts to people who lack legal representation and don’t appear likely to fight against their unfair payouts.

Motorbike accident compensation lawyers Sydney

At Marshall & Gibson Compensation Lawyers Sydney we specialise in personal injury claims resulting from motorcycle accidents, we can fight for you and get you the payment you deserve. We have a proven track record having won over 99% of our motorcycle accident injury cases and we’re so confident in our legal expertise with motorcycle accident compensation claims that with our “No Win-No Fee” basis, you only pay if we win your claim for you.

Call us today on 1800 675 417 or send us an email and we’ll assess your case and tell you how big a payout you could be entitled to.

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