Motorcyclist Accidents

For some odd reason, people who drive cars don’t really like motorcyclists. Maybe because the motorcycle is so much cheaper and does the same thing? Or because it’s cool and attracts more attention? Maybe because it’s easier to navigate? I don’t really know. I love my motorcycle, I wouldn’t trade it in for most cars. I have it because I want it, not because I can’t get a car. Although it’s more dangerous, the feeling of driving a motorcycle is something I couldn’t give up easily at all.

This Corpus Christi Personal Injury Attorney suggests that, in reality, most people on the road aren’t really mentally prepared to deal with motorcycles in specific. They’re ready to drive, but not ready to face all the different aspects of driving. When cyclists are nearby, you have to behave differently and check your blindspots differently and much more frequently. Most drivers barely even check their blind spots at all, which is a huge mess, to begin with. But when a motorcycle is right in your blind spot and you switch lanes and hit them by accident, it sends us flying. The damages are usually great, especially since it’s an odd way to get hit and next to impossible to avoid.

I’m speaking on this from a personal perspective; I was a victim of this sort of thing myself. I was on the road one day heading to my band’s studio when someone switched lanes on me, hit my front tire suddenly and quickly, which sent me flying. I broke my leg, arm and a bunch of ribs. I was lucky there wasn’t any damage to my back or spine at all. The cherry on top was that the driver either knew and kept going or was totally oblivious and kept going. The accident put me out of commission for a couple months. I’m a small business owner, so after I was able to be even somewhat mobile, I was back on the job and doing what I had to do because I couldn’t afford not to. At this point, I’m completely healed and functioning just fine. I lost a lot of weight after the accident and I’ve managed to keep those pounds shed for the most part even now after I’ve healed. If there’s any silver lining, it’s most definitely this, this is the best my body has looked in years.

What prompted this now rather than in the immediate aftermath, was that this recently happened to a friend. Now after I’ve healed, I have had time to reflect on it and really put together a cohesive opinion on what happened from my point of view. When I saw it happen to a friend, his story really resonated with what happened with me, and I managed to be of great emotional support. His accident is very similar to mine, he broke a leg, a few ribs and has a badly bruised arm and injured wrist in an accident that happened in a situation that seemed to mirror my own. Luckily for him, the driver who hit him was aware of the bump and didn’t take off. He’s managed to settle for the damages incurred and he should be okay going forward. In light of this, I thought it was important to reach out to all drivers to pay attention to one another and avoid causing real pain to motorcyclists everywhere.

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