Choosing the right motorcycle can be a daunting task. Everyone has their own image of what their perfect bike looks like, feels like, and how it should ride. However, it is important not to settle on a bike that is just too difficult for you to operate, as this increases the likelihood that you will be put into a dangerous situation that can result in a serious accident causing injuries or death.
Motorcycle accident attorney Brian Steed Tatum is very familiar with the types of injuries that occur following a motorcycle accident. He has had years of experience in helping injured riders seek the compensation they deserve after suffering the serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries that result from a motorcycle crash.
Statistics tend to suggest that when riders get a new bike, especially one that is larger, heavier, and has a bigger engine capacity, they are more likely to be involved in an accident within the first year of owning the new bike. Familiarity with your motorcycle is an important factor in preventing accidents. Even experienced riders may be involved in an accident if they are not familiar with the weight and power of their new bike.
There are several different types of motorcycles and each has a different type of engine capacity capability:
Each of these motorcycles has own unique features that make them stand out to one individual or another. However, if you go from a traditional motorcycle to a super sport bike without giving yourself time to properly adjust to the new maneuverability and engine capacity of the super sport bike, it is much more difficult to avoid a fatal accident.
Bigger engines with higher capacity can be more difficult to maneuver and should only be operated by experienced riders. Similarly, bikes with more engine capacity that are designed to be light and speedy can also pose dangers to riders unaccustomed to such bikes. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers many different safety classes for riders at all skill levels and these are a great resource for safer riding on the roads.
The Tatum Law Firm has extensive experience in investigating the causes of motorcycle accidents and has helped injured motorists seek compensation for their losses. We know the effects of motorcycle accidents can be devastating and long term, and we are there to help. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorney Brian Steed Tatum will manage your case and pursue your claim effectively to ensure you are justly compensated for things like past and future medical bills, therapy, and past and future lost wages.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident where the loss of control of a motorcycle contributed to or caused the accident, please contact our office for assistance at (704) 307-4350 or reach out online for a free case evaluation.