In the event of an accident involving a sportbike, people are quick to blame the motorcycle operator. This is because many hold the belief that operators of sportbikes are reckless and likely to speed. While these motorcycles are built for performance, tight handling, and power, they also are used for commuting back and forth to work. Many operators of sportbikes obey the road rules and are safe motorcyclists.
These high-performance, lightweight motorcycles can be dangerous if used in the wrong way. For example, many sportbikes can top speeds of 190 miles per hour. When motorcycle operators speed and drive them in this way, motorcyclists can have one of the most thrilling rides of their lives or one of the most dangerous rides—it could even their last ride. This increase in horsepower sometimes comes at a fearsome price for motorcycle operators.
Operators of sportbikes often suffer serious or fatal injuries in South Florida motorcycle accidents. Even if they wear protective riding gear and helmets, they are on smaller, lighter bikes which place them at greater risk of accidents, injuries, and deaths.
Even the safest motorcyclist can get injured or killed in a sportbike accident in Sarasota due to the negligence of another driver. Drivers of passenger vehicles and large trucks often fail to look for motorcyclists or can’t judge the speed that an approaching motorcycle is traveling, leading to a serious crash. Sometimes there are other causes besides operator error that causes a motorcycle crash such as:
- Defective brakes
- Defective suspension system
- Other defective parts
- Unsafe road conditions
- Other negligent drivers
Sportbike accidents aren’t always the fault of the motorcycle operator. If you have been in a Sarasota motorcycle accident, even if you may be partially at-fault, there may be ways to maximize your compensation for your medical bills, hospitalization, surgery, pain and suffering, disfigurement, scarring, permanent disability, lost income, and more. Call a lawyer experienced in sportbike accidents and Florida motorcycle accidents. You can reach the Mallard Law Firm today at 888-409-3805 for a free consultation, and request a copy of our free book What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck or Bike Accident.