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The warm weather is finally here, which means enthused motorcycle riders can be spotted on all the roadways. However, riding a bike on the open road is not all freedom and fun. Sadly, motorcyclists are 18 percent more likely to suffer fatalities in an accident than other drivers.
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a myriad of reasons: the driver may not be wearing the proper riding gear, or they could be driving recklessly and weaving through traffic. It is also common for car drivers to have a blind spot in their mirrors and not realize there are bikers around them. Unfortunately, it is more prevalent for motorcyclists to be seriously injured on the road.
There are many safety precautions in place to help reduce the risk of injury while riding a motorcycle, such as properly-fitted helmets and wearing protective clothing, proper riding shoes, and gloves. These precautions are not enough to prevent wrongful death due to negligence on the road. Motorcycles are less stable at high speeds since they are smaller and only have two wheels. They are also more prone to accidents due to hazardous road conditions such as uneven pavement, oil slicks, and potholes, and extreme weather such as icy roads.
Bosch, a leading motorcycle technology company, believes they have created a cutting edge “digital protection shield” that can prevent a third of motorcycle accidents. This technology works by allowing a transmitter and receiver to communicate and exchange data, alerting motorists there are motorcyclists nearby, so that they can drive cautiously. If a dangerous situation arises, the device can alert drivers or motorcycle riders by way of a dashboard notification or sound alarm to make them more aware of their surroundings and potentially avoid the impending accident.
Cherry Hill wrongful death lawyers at Folkman Law Offices, P.C. know that accidents can happen, especially when negligent driving is involved. If you or someone you love has been in a careless driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering endured. Pennsylvania and New Jersey have stringent deadlines for filing wrongful death claims. Do not hesitate and call us today at 856-354-9444 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.