Motorcycle riders are, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9 times more likely to be injured, and 37 times more likely to die than those who drive cars. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury in the United States for people aged 5 to 34. However, increasingly large numbers of riders over 40 years of age are being killed in motorcycle crashes, a trend that reflects risk to the aging baby boomer population.
The NHTSA has estimated that nearly half of all motorcycle accidents are the result of a vehicle turning into an oncoming motorcycle’s path. However, one third of all motorcycle accidents involve a rider who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In response, many states have passed tougher drunk driving laws and as a result, many lives may have been spared. Despite this, the number of motorcycle deaths and fatalities has increased every year over the last decade. Pairing the one million motorcycles and dirt bikes that are purchased every year, with the over 7 million motorcycles already on the road in America, this is a troubling trend.
According to the NHTSA, over 5,000 people die in motorcycle accidents every 10 years.
Obtaining a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a motorcycle accident, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at 1-800-624-8888 or submit an InjuryLawyer.com free online case evaluation. The initial consultation is FREE. If we agree to take your case, there are no legal fees unless we are successful in winning you monetary compensation.
Frequently these lawsuits must be filed before an upcoming expiration date, known as a Statute of Limitations. Therefore, to ensure your rights to money and other benefits are protected, it is critical to please call or contact us right away.