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What is a Lowside Crash?
Motorcycling is a thrilling and liberating experience, but it also comes with inherent risks. Among these risks are lowsiders, a type of accident that can happen suddenly and leave riders with severe injuries.
A lowsider refers to a specific type of motorcycle accident where the bike loses traction on either the front or rear tire, causing the rider to slide outwards and make contact with the road surface. This loss of traction can be attributed to various factors such as excessive speed, sudden braking, poor road conditions, or inadequate tire grip. When a lowsider occurs, the bike tends to slide to the side of the tire that lost traction, resulting in the rider being thrown off the bike.
What Commonly Causes This Type Of Motorcycle Crash?
One of the primary causes of lowsiders is the imbalance of forces acting on the motorcycle during a turn. As a rider leans into a curve, the centrifugal force generated by the bike's movement seeks to push it outwards. Simultaneously, the friction between the tires and the road surface provides the necessary traction to maintain stability. However, if the forces are not properly balanced, the bike can lose traction, leading to a lowsider.
Common issues associated with lowsiders include the abruptness of the crash, the potential for injuries, and the challenges in proving liability. Lowsiders often happen suddenly, leaving the rider with little time to react or brace for impact. The result can be severe injuries, including road rash, broken bones, head trauma, or spinal injuries. Additionally, determining fault in lowsider accidents can be complex, as various factors such as road conditions, tire quality, and rider error may come into play.
Can An Attorney Help Me File a Claim With the Insurance Company?
After a lowsider crash, consulting with a motorcycle accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys becomes crucial. A motorcycle accident lawyer on our legal team has the expertise and experience in handling lowsider cases and knows how to investigate this type of accident to prove liability and help you obtain the compensation you deserve
By working with a dedicated legal team, you can focus on your recovery while they gather evidence, assess liability, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for your rights.
Contact Us Today!
If you or a loved one has been involved in a lowsider or any other type of motorcycle accident, don't hesitate to reach out to MVP Accident Attorneys to schedule a free consultation.
Our dedicated team of motorcycle accident lawyers is ready to listen to your case, evaluate its merits, and provide you with the guidance and support you need. Contact us today to learn more.
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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