Motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of death of people between the ages of six and thirty-three in the United States. When it comes to motorcycle accidents, around three thousand motorcyclists are killed each year and many others are badly injured and undergo serious life changes and disabilities. As far as statistics go, in most cases a motorcycle accident is not actually the fault of the motorcyclist, but of the driver of the car, van, truck or other vehicle. In a large percentage of cases, the other driver was simply unable to see the motorbike; however, this does not excuse them from blame.
Motorcycle injuries can be caused by the negligence of another driver, defective equipment or hazardous road conditions.
Motorcyclists are about 16 times more likely than those in passenger cars to die in a motor vehicle crash.
Motorcyclists are about 3 times more likely to be injured than those in passenger cars.
Head injury is the leading cause of death and serious injury in motorcycle crashes.
Wearing a helmet lowers a motorcycle rider's risk of fatal injury by 29 percent and reduces the risk of traumatic brain injury by 67 percent.
Motorcycle injury claims often involve complicated insurance issues.
Let us put our fifty-plus years of experience to work for you. If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in a motorcycle accident, contact our office for a consultation at (505) 242 - 6300 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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