New York City is exceedingly busy with vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians needing to share the road. A major part of the city's landscape is the number of delivery people who are constantly on the road. Drivers will frequently fail to be as attentive as they should be and it can cause an accident. Delivery people are at risk because they are often using a moped, a scooter or a motorcycle. When there is an accident between a car and a smaller, two-wheel vehicle, it can cause serious injuries and death. Those who have been affected by such an incident must remember their rights.
There are many motorcyclists on the road in Staten Island and throughout New York. There are also many drivers of conventional vehicles who are inattentive drivers and fail to give motorcyclists the adequate amount of room on the road and do not yield as they are supposed to. This can cause motorcycle accidents. Another issue that can lead to motorcycles crashes is distracted drivers. When combining the number of distracted drivers with motorcyclists, it is no surprise that there are accidents with injuries and fatalities. Researchers are examining this issue and trying to come with solutions to make the roads safer. Those who are on the road should pay attention to these potential solutions, as should people who were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash.
Staten Island has many motorcyclists on the road. While most drivers of conventional vehicles will pay strict attention to those on motorcycles and take the necessary steps to ensure that they are safe, accidents still happen. A motorcyclist is inherently at risk to severe injuries and death when there is a crash with a car. Therefore, motorcyclists who are injured in a crash or those who lose a loved one in motorcycle accident should be aware of the financial and personal costs that accompany them. They should also be aware that a lawsuit may help them in the aftermath.
People in New York are accustomed to seeing motorcyclists on the road. Since a vast number of people enjoy riding motorcycles, there is always a chance that there will be a crash. Riders can take certain steps to protect themselves, such as wearing motorcycle helmets and protective gear. However, given their vulnerability, there is a chance that a motorcycle rider will suffer serious injuries and even death in a crash. After these accidents, it is essential to have a full investigation into the case and consider filing a lawsuit to recover compensation.
In New York City, motorcyclists and other vehicles must share take steps to share the road and ensure everyone's safety. The reality, however, is that the number of vehicles on the road make it difficult to maintain safety. This is especially true when there are large trucks and motorcycles in the same space. There are numerous ways in which motorcycle accidents can occur. When there is a crash, there is a good chance that there will be injuries and fatalities to the motorcycle rider. After the accident, the person and his or her family must remember their rights and consider a legal filing to be compensated.
Motorcyclists are a frequent sight on Staten Island roadways and throughout New York. While most drivers of conventional vehicles will adhere to the law, keep a close eye on motorcycles and share the road, motorcycle accidents can still happen. Since motorcyclists do not have the same protections as other motorists, they can suffer severe injuries and death when there is an accident. This is true, even if they are wearing protective gear. When there is a motorcycle accident, it is essential that a full investigation be conducted to determine its cause and help with a potential legal filing.
The popularity of motorcycle riding is tempered by very sobering news: there was an eight percent increase in fatalities related to motorcycle accidents in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorcycles made up three percent of all registered vehicles in this country in 2015 and were responsible for only 0.6 percent of all vehicle miles traveled. However, the death rate for bikers was six times the rate for passenger car occupants.
Though here on Staten Island, you may like to think you live in the "forgotten borough," there are times when the volume of traffic may make you feel quite the opposite. Between commuters passing through and residents moving between New Jersey and Manhattan, this can be quite a busy place.
Riding a motorcycle is an activity enjoyed by many Americans across the country. Every day, there are motorcycles crisscrossing roads and zooming through countryside and cityscape. Most of these trips go without incident. Unfortunately, as a recent incident demonstrated, there are motorcycle rides that end in tragedy.
Take a look outside recently anywhere in the northeast, including the Staten Island, New York, area and the last thing on your mind is spring. Or maybe the recent massive snow storm is encouraging everyone to long for the brighter, warmer and nicer days of spring on the horizon. While wintry weather, such as what hit recently, will dissuade even the most fanatic motorcyclist in the area, once the roads have cleared and once the temperatures rise we will inevitably see more motorcyclists on the road. And, with an increase in motorcyclists comes a whole new set of hazards to keep in mind when we hit the streets.