Cruiser Bike Accidents in Houston, TX
Have You Been Injured in a Cruiser Accident?
Cruisers are some of the most common motorcycles seen on the road. Most Harley-Davidsons are considered to be cruisers; in fact, their designs are typically believed to "define" this genre. The common factors that can be attributed to a cruiser include engines with low-end torque, which allow for less shifting and a more comfortable ride. Similarly, the rider is placed into a position that is designed for comfort with high forward-facing feet which allows for the spine to lean back slightly or stay erect. Due to comfort, it's commonly the bike of choice for road trips.
This comfort, however, doesn't mean that those who choose this type of bike are exempt from being involved in motorcycle accidents. Like all motorcycles, cruisers leave the operator vulnerable to serious injuries that range from brain damage to loss of limb. In fact, it has been noted that as these riders commonly are not as prepared as a sport bike operator, they can be more vulnerable to an accident. Sport bike operators commonly wear full face helmets, along with more comprehensive safety gear, which operators of cruisers have notoriously been known to forgo.
About Cruiser & Chopper Bike Accidents
According to the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT), there were more than 4,000 fatal motorcycle accidents that occurred in 2009; the NHTSA compounds on this by stating that there were over 106,000 motorcycles that were involved in an accident during that year alone, including ones that just resulted in property damage.
Age has also been an interesting statistics to track. NHTSA reports that motorcyclists that are over the age of 40 accounted for almost half of all fatalities related to a motorcycle accident.
The age of the motorcyclist has steadily risen over the years; in fact, according to the Motorcycle / ATV Owner Survey put out by the Motorcycle Industry Council, the average motorcycle owner was 43 years old in 2008—making average age leap up four years over the last two decades. As cruiser bikes are commonly targeted toward this older demographic, many of these middle-age riders are finding themselves aboard choppers.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Serving Houston, Texas
If you have recently been involved in a cruiser accident, no matter the extenuating circumstances, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of an experienced lawyer who you can rely upon. At Arnold & Itkin, we know how daunting it can be to think about filing a claim and we are prepared to go the distance in our efforts to help you fight for maximum monetary compensation. Want to know more about how we can help? Give our firm a call today!
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