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Motorcycles aren’t Dangerous, Other Drivers Are!

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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4/9/2014
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Motorcycles are dangerous.

Right?

After all there’s gotta be a reason why your mother wouldn’t let you to buy one when you were a teenage.

Wrong!

Motorcycles aren’t dangerous. It’s the other users of the road that are the problem.

The issue of motorcycle safety reared its ugly head again today with the news that a biker died after a three-vehicle collision on the I-5.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

But the bottom line here simple. The drivers of the Ford pickup and Honda CRV were injured. And the motorcyclist… he’s dead.

This accident is a painful reminder of how exposed motorcyclists are compared to other drivers.

According to ICBC bikers are eight times more likely to die on our city’s streets than people in cars or trucks.

Think about it. No airbags. No roll bars. No reinforced steel cage. A motorcyclist doesn’t even get the benefit of a seat belt.

All they have are leathers and a helmet.

In fact, motorcyclists are amongst the most vulnerable people on our roads. And the biggest risk BC’s bikers face are other drivers.

Talk to anyone who’s ridden a motorcycle in the Lower Mainland. They’ll tell you horror stories of near misses involving drivers who either weren’t looking or simply didn’t care.

Here’s the thing. Given the number of bikers who are injured or killed on our streets each year, it’s obvious that many motorists aren’t living up to their responsibilities when they get behind the wheel.

At McComb Witten we’re proud to support BC’s motorcyclists. So, if you’re looking for someone to help you after a crash we’re here for you.

You can find a wealth of advice on everything from safety to injuries claims at  our website’s dedicated motorcycle section.

And if you have a question or just want to chat about your situation give me a call at 604-255-9018 or e-mail me at [email protected]

 

Jeff Witten

 



Category: Motorcycle Accidents


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