As the weather heats up, more riders will jump on their motorcycles and hit the road. With the increase of motorcycle riders on the roads, there is also an increase in the amount of crashes that occur involving motorcycles. The summer months of June, July and August are when most motorcycle crashes happen, and Saturdays are the most dangerous days to ride. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the road and are more likely to be injured or killed than car occupants. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, motorcycle crash injuries are most common among young men on rural roads in the summer. Drivers of cars need to be extra cautious this summer to ensure the safety of motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are entitled to the same rights and safety protections as drivers of cars.
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we strive to protect the rights of motorcyclists and aim to hold individuals accountable who violate their rights to the road. Our past results include a $1.25 million dollar settlement for a 60-year-old man who was injured while riding his motorcycle on a Sunday morning. When the driver of a minivan pulled away from a stop sign and moved directly in front of him, our client was forced to lay his bike down and slide into the side of the minivan. Our client sustained serious head and spinal cord injuries that required multiple surgeries and a long recovery. We fought to hold the driver of the minivan accountable and we will continue to fight for motorcyclists who are injured due to the negligence of others.