Enhanced Vulnerability Always Present for Indiana Motorcyclists

Here’s a dichotomy — and a clearly unfortunate reality — relevant
to roadways across Indiana and the rest of the country: a misplaced and
not-well-considered attitude harbored by many drivers of passenger and
commercial vehicles against motorcyclists.

Candidly, why should such a view exist and, more troublingly, persist?
After all, bikers and their passengers are at once one of the most vulnerable
and endangered demographics on streets and highways across the country.

And then there is this, as sadly noted on our personal injury website at
the Indianapolis Tabor Law Firm: Reportedly, “People are 26 times
more likely to lose their life in an accident involving a motorcycle accident
than in a passenger car.”

If hard empirical evidence existed pointing toward proof of negligent driving
by motorcyclists being a primary catalyst in most crashes with other vehicles,
some drivers’ antipathy toward bikers might be marginally understandable.

But that doesn’t seem to be the case. One Indiana media piece from
earlier this summer points to work done by a professor/safety expert from
Indian University that doesn’t lead anywhere near that conclusion.

In fact, the professor’s research indicates that, on average,“in a crash between a motorcycle and four-wheeled vehicle, it usually
isn’t the motorcycle driver’s fault.”

Most bikers know that. And they wish that other drivers sharing the road
did as well.

The stakes are always high for Indiana motorcyclists involved in crashes.
Injured bikers and passengers often suffer catastrophic or even fatal
injuries in accidents.

The attorneys at Tabor Law Firm represent bike accident victims seeking to collect meaningful recoveries in cases of third-party negligence
with compassion and proven acumen, with our deep legal team collectively
commanding nearly a century of on-point experience as aggressive legal

We welcome contacts to the firm and the opportunity to respond to readers’
questions or concerns regarding any aspect of a personal injury claim
and related recovery.


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