Common Cruiser Accidents
Cruisers are large and expensive motorcycles built for comfort over long distance rides. A unique feature is the position of the driver slightly leaning back with hands up on high handlebars and feet up on the foot pegs. The cruiser compromises on cornering and maneuverability at high speed. Drivers of autos, SUVs, vans, buses, and trucks cause motorcycle accidents because of lack of visibility and failure to yield at a left-hand turn in an intersection.
Other factors that contribute to cruiser accidents are unseen road hazards, tire blowout, mechanical failure, and slippery road surfaces from oil, water or ice. A motorcyclist has only clothing and a helmet as protection during an accident and it follows that cruiser accidents can result in serious injuries or deaths. Injuries may require prolonged medical treatment and rehabilitation.
An injured accident victim may miss work and experience financial hardship due to a loss of income. For legal advice regarding potential monetary compensation for cruiser accident injuries, contact Givens Givens Sparks. We have successfully represented clients with cruiser injuries and helped them receive the maximum compensation for their injuries.
Injuries from Cruiser Accidents
Approximately one-half of all motorcycle accident injuries are fatal. Most other injuries are serious or life threatening, as follows:
- Broken or crushed bones, internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries, paralysis
- Traumatic brain damage
The majority of accidents are not the fault of a motorcyclist. The negligent actions of another can cause an accident and thus become liable to the injured parties. The injured may take legal action for monetary compensation for lost earnings, property damage, medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of companionship. Before settling an insurance claim, speak to one of our attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks who is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and cruiser accident cases. Insurance companies typically attempt to downplay injuries while paying as little as possible to the injured to settle a claim quickly. Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our attorneys.