Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation and millions of motorcycles travel on interstates, city streets and rural roads each day. However, drivers in cars often are not aware of them and they are overlooked on the roadways. This can make sharing the roadways with passenger cars and commercial trucks difficult.

Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars, and about 11 percent of all roadway accidents in the U.S. involve motorcycles, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Motorcycle drivers are not as protected as other drivers in vehicles, which could lead to serious consequences after a crash. In 2012, 4,957 people died in motorcycle crashes, which was 7.1 percent more than the previous year, according to the NHTSA. If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation.