12 Apr Sports Bike Accidents
Sports Bike Accidents
For many motorcycle riders, sport bikes are the only way to go. These high-performance, lightweight motorcycles offer operators a chance to experience incredibly fast speeds and tight handling in one of the most thrilling rides available on the road.
However, with this increase in performance and power comes an increased risk of being involved in a motorcycle accident. It also comes with an increased risk of severe injuries and death. Sport bike accidents can lead to a lifetime of medical problems, lost income, as well as lasting pain. If you’ve been involved in a sport bike accident you need to talk to the Attorneys at Cycle Law as quickly as possible so we can get to work on your case.
Powerful and Dangerous
The allure of sport bikes is hard to resist for many drivers. With their increased horsepower and decreased weight, many sports bikes can reach speeds of up to 190 mph or more. This promise of a fast ride makes these motorcycles very popular to riders under the age of 30. However, this power comes with a dangerous, and often deadly, price.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, sport bike drivers have a death rate nearly 5 times higher than cruiser or touring motorcycle drivers. In 2005, sport bikes had a death rate of 22.5 out of every 10,000 registered vehicles. Cruising and touring motorcycles, on the other hand, had a rate of 5.7 and 6.5 deaths for every 10,000 vehicles, respectively. Also, the average age of the fatally injured driver on asport bike was 27, compared to an average of 44 for cruise and touring motorcycle operators.
More Damage, More Serious Injuries
The IIHS reports that sport bikes also have a much higher rate of insurance claims than all other motorcycle types. Also, because of the higher speeds involved in many sport bike accidents, injuries and damages associated with these crashes are often very significant.
A sport bike accident can easily result in significant injuries to anyone involved in the crash. Whether it is medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, or pain and suffering, anyone injured in a sport bike accident faces a host of long-term consequences.
A sport bike crash may be caused by operator error or reckless behavior, but you should never let your own personal feelings about the accident prevent you from reaching out and calling an attorney. The Attorneys at Cycle Law are experts at carefully evaluating each motorcycle accident case. We will give you our honest opinion about your case and guide you through what comes next. Whether we assist you in negotiating a settlement with an insurance provider or pursue your claim through a lawsuit, we will be there at ever step. If you have been in a sport bike accident you need to call us as soon as possible so we can start working for you.