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The Pros and Cons of Riding a Motorcycle

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Whether or not you already own a motorcycle, or are just thinking about it, motorcycles are not to be taken lightly. Sure, they can be thrilling to ride and give you a whole new way to experience the world; there are few experiences more glorious than riding down the Pacific Coast Highway while the sun is setting and with wind blowing through your hair.

But the fact is, motorcycles can also be dangerous and even deadly. So, before you make that commitment to become a new motorcycle owner, it is important to take a good look at the pros and cons of motorcycle ownership.

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The Pros of Riding a Motorcycle

It has cultural cachet—in other words, riding is “cool.” From Brando to Easy Rider to CHIPS, the motorcycle is a hip symbol of freedom and rebellion against the boring status quo.

It’s cheap. Let’s face it, if you live in California, you need a vehicle. And these days, owning any vehicle is costly. But, with better gas mileage, less maintenance costs, and lower insurance, a motorcycle is less costly than a car.

It’s small. Let’s talk about the PCH again. Ever ride there on a Sunday afternoon? Find parking? With a motorcycle, it is not only easier to maneuver through traffic, but much easier to find parking. Plus, it’s small size means there’s less of it to keep clean.

It’s greener than most cars. Motorcycles are lighter, more efficient, and have lower fuel emissions than cars, meaning bikers have a smaller carbon footprint.

It retains its value. Motorcycles tend to retain their value better than cars do simply because they tend not to get used as much.

It’s fun. Motorcycles are more powerful and faster pound-for-pound than cars. They give you a thrill that cars simply don’t.

The Cons of Riding a Motorcycle

Motorcycling is not for everyone. Look at the cons below and decide for yourself whether you’re made of the right stuff for riding:

It can be dangerous. What is the main difference between a car and a motorcycle, at least when it comes to safety? When you’re in a car, you’re IN a car; when you’re on a motorcycle, you’re ON a motorcycle. The potential for severe injury is so much greater on a motorcycle than in a car. If you are ever in a crash, it is essential to contact a motorcycle accident law firm, one with proven track record. An experienced California motorcycle accident attorney can be the difference between getting the monetary damages you deserve after an accident and having to suffer both physically and financially.

It’s yet another license or permit. If you want to ride a motorcycle, you need a different license than the one that allows you to drive a car. This means more time, more classes and lessons, more money, more red tape.

It’s small. Sure, you can zip through traffic jams and find parking easier. But you also have very limited space for your belongings and passengers.

It’s got less longevity. Many cars can make it to 200,000 miles or more. Bikes often give up after half that, unless you’re extremely thorough with maintenance. Motorcycles may be cheaper, but you’ll be buying them more often.

It’s especially dangerous to operate in inclement weather. As difficult as motorcycles can be on the nicest of days, they are even more so in bad weather. Rain, snow, wind, icy roads, wet roads, and gravelly roads are all more difficult on a bike. Even extreme heat can be unpleasant. The possibilities of accidents greatly increase under such conditions.

If you decide to get a motorcycle, you should have the business card for a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer in your wallet just in case the unpredictable occurs. At Law Brothers, we specialize in auto and motorcycle accidents. We know how to negotiate aggressively with insurance companies and convince them to give our clients max compensation for their losses.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you pay off your medical bills, repair or replace your ride, and get the settlement you deserve.

What Our Clients Say

Honestly can't say enough positive things about the Law Brothers! I got into a severe car accident at the end of 2016 and they've been with me every step of the way ever since. Almost 4 years! I want to thank everyone there especially Caitlyn, Shawn, and Yasmeen. They have been responsive, helpful, and reassuring and I don't know what I would've done if I didn't have the legal support that I was able to get along the years. They are super professional and really helped me get through this hardship in my life. I would definitely recommend!!!

Ivonne K.

Last year I contacted your law firm when I got into a car accident. the gentleman that handled my case, his name was Cesar. Cesar was very helpful and compassionate about my situation. He helped me get my car fixed very quickly and was super patient with me. He answered all of my questions and ensured me that everything will be taken care of. Once my case was settled I ended up getting more than I was expecting, which was amazing. I highly recommended Cesar and this law firm to anyone that needs help.

William Charlton

I was a client to the Law Brothers firm for about a year, the staff is really nice and professional. I would get updates on the case status and when I did call I would usually get a call back within 24 hours. I really appreciate the work that was done for me. I got the most out of my settlement and when I called to have a break down of the costs, Genesis was very patient and gave me a break down on all of it. I will definitely recommend this law firm to friends and family, as well as call them in the future if needed (hopefully not soon).

Erendira Landa

I had gotten into an accident and had no idea what to do. Friends and family recommended I get a lawyer since I was not at fault. I found this firm and I was beyond impressed. They handled everything for me from car insurance questions to finding doctors for me to visit. After my accident all I had to do was make appointments with various doctors to help with my pain. I give five stars because this firm went above and beyond and continued to follow up with me. I highly recommend if you are in need of a lawyer to use them.

Jacqueline D.

The team at the Law Brothers we’re amazing! I am not the kind of person to seek legal counsel, but I was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle and the driver’s insurance was avoiding my attempts to get reimbursed. They were able to not only get a settlement that replaced my motorcycle, but they found me physical therapy which was close to my work. Now I am back to where I was physically before the accident and I am able to ride a motorcycle again. They were always responsive to my texts, calls, and emails. They even would systematically check to see how I was healing and if the support they linked me to was satisfactory.

Charles Mortensen

This law firm is a team of miracle workers! The Law Brothers Law Firm saved me from suffering at another law firm from Century City. My case manager Jonathan was able to gather all the details from my accident ( literally within a week! ) and keeping me updated consistenty to keep me at ease. They work diligently and keep at it until your case is completed. I went through a car accident that almost took my life away but thanks to the higher power and the Law Brothers, you won't even hesitate to choose them because I felt trust and integrity throughout my case and I feel happier in my life, which in my opinion, matters the most at the end of the day.

Jason Avelar

What Our Clients Say

Honestly can't say enough positive things about the Law Brothers! I got into a severe car accident at the end of 2016 and they've been with me every step of the way ever since. Almost 4 years! I want to thank everyone there especially Caitlyn, Shawn, and Yasmeen. They have been responsive, helpful, and reassuring and I don't know what I would've done if I didn't have the legal support that I was able to get along the years. They are super professional and really helped me get through this hardship in my life. I would definitely recommend!!!

Ivonne K.

Last year I contacted your law firm when I got into a car accident. the gentleman that handled my case, his name was Cesar. Cesar was very helpful and compassionate about my situation. He helped me get my car fixed very quickly and was super patient with me. He answered all of my questions and ensured me that everything will be taken care of. Once my case was settled I ended up getting more than I was expecting, which was amazing. I highly recommended Cesar and this law firm to anyone that needs help.

William Charlton

I was a client to the Law Brothers firm for about a year, the staff is really nice and professional. I would get updates on the case status and when I did call I would usually get a call back within 24 hours. I really appreciate the work that was done for me. I got the most out of my settlement and when I called to have a break down of the costs, Genesis was very patient and gave me a break down on all of it. I will definitely recommend this law firm to friends and family, as well as call them in the future if needed (hopefully not soon).

Erendira Landa

I had gotten into an accident and had no idea what to do. Friends and family recommended I get a lawyer since I was not at fault. I found this firm and I was beyond impressed. They handled everything for me from car insurance questions to finding doctors for me to visit. After my accident all I had to do was make appointments with various doctors to help with my pain. I give five stars because this firm went above and beyond and continued to follow up with me. I highly recommend if you are in need of a lawyer to use them.

Jacqueline D.

The team at the Law Brothers we’re amazing! I am not the kind of person to seek legal counsel, but I was hit by a car while riding a motorcycle and the driver’s insurance was avoiding my attempts to get reimbursed. They were able to not only get a settlement that replaced my motorcycle, but they found me physical therapy which was close to my work. Now I am back to where I was physically before the accident and I am able to ride a motorcycle again. They were always responsive to my texts, calls, and emails. They even would systematically check to see how I was healing and if the support they linked me to was satisfactory.

Charles Mortensen

This law firm is a team of miracle workers! The Law Brothers Law Firm saved me from suffering at another law firm from Century City. My case manager Jonathan was able to gather all the details from my accident ( literally within a week! ) and keeping me updated consistenty to keep me at ease. They work diligently and keep at it until your case is completed. I went through a car accident that almost took my life away but thanks to the higher power and the Law Brothers, you won't even hesitate to choose them because I felt trust and integrity throughout my case and I feel happier in my life, which in my opinion, matters the most at the end of the day.

Jason Avelar

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