We know motorcycles. We know the thrill of riding and the deep love you have for your machine. We know what it is to dip into the turns and to feel the power of the throttle. We know that every time you ride your bike, you know you're taking a risk. We also know the risk is not always attributed to you, but to the drivers who share the road with you.
In 2010, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, 195 Alaskan motorcyclists were involved in traffic crashes, nine of which were fatal. Even with the proper safety equipment and proper operation of the motorcycle, crashes can happen and they can be devastating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2012, motorcyclists were more than 26 times more likely to die and 5 times more likely to be injured than passenger car occupants in an accident. Having an Alaskan motorcycle accident lawyer on your side can make a huge difference to you and your family as you navigate the aftermath, especially if the crash was not your fault.
Before you take your next ride, consider that wearing a helmet not only reduces the chances of fatalities in motorcycle accidents, but also medical costs and the length of hospital stays. Remember to make yourself as visible as possible on the road, never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and consider taking a motorcycle safety course. If you have been in a motorcycle crash, contact us for a free consultation.