You’ve been waiting for a day like this for months! It’s finally nice outside, and you have not been on your bike for what seems like an eternity.
You miss your favorite route like crazy and are sure that that beautiful country road will have hardly another car or rider on it today. So, you’re super excited as you pull on your riding boots and other protective gear. Even the helmet does not bother you on a day like today. You’ve been riding for years without incident, have taken all the rider safety classes, and cannot wait to get back out there.
As you pull out of the driveway, the bike feels like an old friend you have not seen for ages, and you pick right up where you left off. Leaning into the curves and leveling out on the strait of ways gives that feeling of freedom you’ve missed all these months—gosh how fun is this!
Then suddenly—in a flash—it happens! A careless driver does not see you coming and pulls out in front of you. There’s no time to react. You don’t even remember what happened. As you fall from your bike, all you can feel is pain—the most intense feeling of sheer pain you can imagine. From head to toe nothing but searing pain and then nothing. Next thing you know, you are waking up in the hospital with your loved ones around you. They look very, very worried.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motorcyclists killed in crashes dropped to 4,985 in 2018, an almost 5% decrease from the year before. Unfortunately, however, motorcycle riders are still overrepresented in traffic fatalities. www.nhtsa.gov
If you are ever the victim of a careless driver who claims he/she did not see you, please give us a call. Over the last three (3) decades, we have helped numerous bikers get back on their feet after an injury.
Hopefully, you will never need our services. In the meantime, however, to keep everyone safe, we urge drivers and motorcyclists to share the road and be alert. We're reminding motorcyclists to make themselves visible by wearing high-viz outerwear, to use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and to always ride sober.
We look forward to talking to you!