Being involved in a motorcycle accident is very serious.
No bumpers. No airbags. No re-inforced steel or plastic to absorb the impact of a serious collision. Add to that the proximity to the hard road and the impact falling off the bike can have. A thousand and one other bad things can happen after a motorcycle accident.
The weight of the motorcycle landing on its driver or passenger.
Not having a seat belt to keep you in place which can lead to the driver or passenger going flying off the bike and landing who knows where.
Helmets work. But how much will a helmet protect its wearer when a collision takes place at high speed.
There is still a negative stigma against motorcylists in many communities. The preconceived notion that bikers are rebels with bad attitudes hasn’t gone away and can work against an innocent accident victim where liability is an issue. This is particularly important when the evidence of independent witnesses is important. This is also important when the police aren’t on the biker’s side in determining fault for the motorcycle accident.