For the past 25 years, we’ve had the good fortune to represent some very fine people who were injured through absolutely no fault of their own. This is never truer than in the case of motorcyclists. Recently, a very promising young man was tragically killed as a result of a motorcycle accident. Much like lawyers, motorcyclists have such a bad rap due to the crazy antics of a few. We’ve all been on the highway and had someone speed past us at 130 mph on a motorcycle. That person does not speak for the whole group. Motorcyclists are passionate people who love the beauty of driving a motorcycle. My father-in-law-in-law is 80 years old, God loves him, and only recently felt as though he should sell his bike. I cannot express what a loss it is to him. The ability to get together with a bunch of friends and take a ride meant so much to him. Simple pleasures like this are becoming a lost star (?) in our society. But it is undeniable that there are risks involved that far exceed those associated with driving a car. In fact, as a non-motorcyclist, I found it amazing that my father-in-law told me that it’s more dangerous to ride at 30 mph in a neighborhood than it is on the highway. He told me that people pull out of driveways and from parking spaces without ever looking, endangering motorcyclists. I will admit that I have harbored a desire my entire life to ride a motorcycle, but I am dissuaded by the horrible injuries I see as an experienced personal injury lawyer when motorcyclists are involved in accidents.
The motoring public needs to take greater care and with the emergence of texting, while driving as the new scourge on American roads, motorcyclists are in danger in greater numbers than ever before. We need to make more stringent laws about texting and even find ways to disable one’s ability to text from a cellular phone while driving. It may sound extreme, but it is necessary to save lives. Motorcyclists have every right to use the roads in as safe a manner as possible and should not be subjected to these dangers because of reckless or thoughtless operators of cars.
By in large I love representing motorcyclists as they are among the nicest people that I get to deal with. For it to be a case the accident was not their fault, but we try our best to help them in every way be made whole when they are faced with someone else’s negligence. And I will definitely own a motorcycle before I am through driving.
The law firm of Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. has been recognized by Newsweek.com as one of the Top 10 Best Law Firms for Personal Injury in the Country. Attorney Darin Colucci has also been recognized by Newsweek.com for 3 consecutive years as one of the Top 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in the Country.