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Sharing the Road with a Drunk Driver: Deadly Risks
Posted on Apr 8, 2013 11:25am PDT
The attorneys at Michigan Bikers Association are not simply experienced attorneys who are willing to fight for your rights and the rights of those involved in any type of personal injury accident. We are ourselves riders and we have dedicated our lives, and our practice, to representing other riders who have been seriously injured in any type of motorcycle accident. As we are avid riders, we have a personal understanding of the dangers facing motorcyclists, especially the dangers posed by drunk drivers.
When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle their senses are often impaired, their actions are difficult to anticipate, they may be unaware of the speed at which they are traveling, their reaction time is usually hindered, they may find it difficult to concentrate, and they may be completely unsuspecting of the fact that they are putting themselves and others in a potentially life-threatening situation. It is because of this that drunk drivers are particularly dangerous to motorcyclists.
There is no question that on their own, a motorcycle may be harder to see than a car, a truck or other vehicle on the road. A drunk driver, however, may not even be aware that there is a motorcyclist right next to them. As a result, a drunk driver could swerve into the motorcyclist’s lane and cut them off, could speed through an intersection and crash right into the motorcyclist, could make a sharp turn in front of a motorcyclist, and more. Of course any of these situations could be deadly, regardless of whether or not a motorcycle is involved, but due to the fact that motorcyclists have less to protect themselves in the event of an accident, even a minor drunk driving accident could prove fatal.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident with a drunk driver, you want an attorney who will not only fight aggressively to defend your rights, but one who has an intimate understanding of those rights. For more than 20 years, our attorneys have been active riders. We do not just represent the interests of injured bikers, we do so from personal experience and with a dedicated conviction. Our objective is to help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve, while at the same time holding the drunk driver fully accountable for their actions.
To find out how we can help, contact a Michigan drunk driver accident attorney at our firm today.
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