Supersport Bike Injuries
Understandably, there is more inherent risk to riding motorcycles than traveling by car. The driver is largely unprotected, and safety features such as airbags and seatbelts are incompatible with motorcycles. However, even among motorcycles, some models are more likely to be involved in serious accidents than others. In recent years, supersport bikes have become increasingly popular, and they are very dangerous when they are involved in accidents.
What are Supersport Motorcycles?
Supersport motorcycles are the same as, or very similar to, those used for racing. They are relatively small and light, but have powerful engines. This gives them the possibility of great speed and acceleration, and they are engineered to be very agile. When handled correctly, they can take hairpin turns at speeds much faster than allowed by law. Unfortunately, their great power, speed, and agility mean that some drivers choose to push them to their limits, resulting in serious accidents.
Supersport bikes make up just about 10% of registered motorcycles in the US, but they are involved in 25% of fatal motorcycle accidents. Some common injuries include:
- Cuts, lacerations, and abrasions
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
These injuries can have many serious and long-lasting consequences. They can dramatically change one’s life, resulting in the inability to work, or long-term need of costly therapies and drugs.
Whether you were on a supersport bike and had an accident caused by another negligent party, or you were sharing the road with a supersport biker who chose to drive in a reckless manner, you should not have to suffer unaided with your losses and injuries. Contact the Appleton motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your legal rights and options.