There’s a popular bumper sticker that implores drivers to “start seeing motorcycles”. It hits the nail on the head. Thousands of motorcyclists are injured in traffic accidents every year, many suffering life-altering injuries such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. “I’m sorry. I just didn’t see it” is a common response from those responsible for the damage.
“Sorry” isn’t enough when someone’s life is turned upside down or cut short as a result of a motorcycle accident. “I just didn’t see it” can be translated to phrases such as:
- “I was too busy screwing around with the radio”
- “I was trying to fix my makeup on the way to work”
- “I was trying to stir my coffee”
- “ I simply wasn’t paying attention”
They all mean “I don’t care enough about the people around me to devote adequate attention to the task of driving.”
Holidays like the 4th of July and Thanksgiving are the mother of all distracted driving events. People load up their children, pets, and everything but their kitchen sinks into their vehicles and hit the road. The situation is ripe for inattentive driving that can lead to a devastating motorcycle accident.
“Sorry” isn’t enough to cover for your vehicle and medical expenses if you end up hurt by another driver while taking your motorcycle out for a ride. Explore your legal options to see how you can recover from the other driver’s mistake.