Report: New Motorcycle Technology Could Lead to More Accidents

A motorcycle injury lawyer notes that infotainment systems, which are becoming more and more common on American bikes, have the potential to distract riders due to their smartphone-like capabilities. Whenever a negligent or distracted driver causes an accident resulting in injuries, whether speeding or otherwise, the injured party can seek compensation with the help of a motorcycle accident attorney.

For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated motorcycle injury lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.

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Some Say Infotainment Systems Pose Serious Risk to Motorcyclists

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motorcycle riders are already 26 times more likely to die in a crash than those who are traveling in a car, and some new technology is raising concerns that those numbers may increase even further. According to Bloomberg, increasing demand for music and navigational assistance has led numerous best-selling bike retailers to come out with their own versions of what are being called “infotainment systems,” leading many to wonder about the level of danger related to the use of the devices.

Proponents for the devices argue they can help track a rider’s speed, leaning patterns and acceleration, ultimately helping the driver learn to perfect his or her technique. Opponents aren’t so sure anything that distracts a rider from an already dangerous action is wise, citing statistics such as the fact that 88,000 motorcycle riders were injured in 2013 alone, and about 4,700 killed that same year. Though research about the safety of these devices is extremely limited due to their recent introduction to the market, it should become increasingly available as infotainment systems become more commonplace among riders.

How a Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Can Help 

Motorcycle riders or passengers who are injured in motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence of another driver or motorist, whether that person was speeding or is otherwise at fault, may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.

For more information about your options after a motorcycle accident, contact Attorney Group. You can fill out the form on this page or contact us by phone or email.

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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.