MOTORCYCLE CRASH INJURED CAR ACCIDENT – MN LAWYERS
A traffic accident involving a motorcycle presents a high risk for a fatality. More than 1,200 motorcyclists were injured and 61 were killed in Minnesota in a motorcycle crash in 2015, and things have not gotten better since then. That’s according to a Crash Records Report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Our top motorcycle accident lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of people injured in a motorcycle crash and car crashes throughout Minnesota.
One thing our motorcycle accident attorneys always recommend to our friends is a driver safety course to avoid a motorcycle accident. Lake Superior College in Duluth is one of several places where you can take a course in motorcycle safety. The classes are three sessions long and begin with classroom work before getting on a bike for riding exercises. “This is one of several training sessions going on throughout the state of Minnesota today,” said the Motorcycle Safety Training Course Coordinator.
One experienced motorcycle rider said that this is his third time taking this training because he uses it as a refresher course. “I always pick up something or remind myself of something. It helps me become a better motorcycle rider,” he said.
The experience level for riders varies. Some have little to no experience. During the basic riding course students learn how to start, stop, shift and take control of their motorcycle. “We have 17 total exercises that we go through that concentrate on different things, might be a cornering exercise,” said the instructor. Minnesota law doesn’t require anyone over the age of 18 to wear a helmet, but all of these riders had one on. “I think most people that take this class will tell you it makes them a better automobile driver as well, because they tend to think things differently after having taken a motorcycle safety course then perhaps they did, you know before they had,” said the instructor. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, males account for more than 80 percent of all motorcyclists killed or injured.
One motorcycle rider taking the course said “They remind us a lot about the safety and the risks that sometimes you can get a little complacent with when you’re riding by yourself”.
The state provides the bikes for training. Riders who have an instruction permit and successfully pass the training can get an endorsement to obtain their motorcycle license.
If you have been hit by a car on your motorcycle call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation regarding the accident and your injuries. Our attorneys will advise you of your rights after a motorcycle crash injury anywhere in Minnesota. Pam Rochlin and David Rochlin have over 25 years’ experience successfully representing people injured in a motorcycle crash in cities such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Albert Lea, Winona, Anoka and others throughout Minnesota. We only charge if you receive compensation for your motorcycle crash injuries. We can represent the passenger injured in a motorcycle crash as well.