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Fast Facts on Motorcycle Accidents:

  • Ten times more unhelmeted motorcyclists died (1,565) in States without universal helmet laws than in States with universal helmet laws
  • Ninety-one percent of motorcyclists killed in 2013 were males.
  • Sixty-two percent of motorcyclist deaths in 2013 occurred during May-September.
  • Twenty-eight percent of fatally injured motorcycle drivers in 2013 had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08 percent; in single-vehicle crashes this was 40 percent.

Source Credit: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Fast Facts on Motorcycle Accidents:

  • Ten times more unhelmeted motorcyclists died (1,565) in States without universal helmet laws than in States with universal helmet laws
  • Ninety-one percent of motorcyclists killed in 2013 were males.
  • Sixty-two percent of motorcyclist deaths in 2013 occurred during May-September.
  • Twenty-eight percent of fatally injured motorcycle drivers in 2013 had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08 percent; in single-vehicle crashes this was 40 percent.

Source Credit: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Motorcycle Accident Facts

Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2013 and were more than double the number of motorcyclist deaths in 1997.  Lacking the protection of an enclosed vehicle – riders are much more likely to be injured or killed. The federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2013, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 26 times the number in cars [1].

Though motorcycles are often portrayed as a young persons escape – the average age of a rider is 49. Unfortunately, a Brown university study found that older riders are much more likely to sustain internal organ damage – including brain injuries – than younger riders.

“The authors grouped injured motorcyclists by age: 20-39, 40-59 and 60 and older. The number of injuries for all three age groups rose during the study period, but the oldest riders had the sharpest increase, jumping from 4,352 injuries in 2001 to 15,107 in 2008. Bikers in this group also were 3 times as likely to be admitted to a hospital after a crash as riders in their 20s and 30s. Bikers in their 40s and 50s were nearly twice as likely as younger riders to require hospitalization. ~ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

This could all be old news for you if you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident. But what should be done? A call to our office is free – as is consultation – so don’t hesitate to reach out to us right away. We only charge a percentage of winnings so you don’t pay a penny unless we win your case. In the mean time here is a great video and a link to a checklist of actions that should be taken at the scene and after the accident. It is from the UK (Europe seems to be much better at providing motorcycle safety media than the US).

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Proving Fault in Motorcycle Wreck Cases

Proving fault in a motorcycle accident case requires that the motorcyclist be able to establish that another party’s negligence directly caused the accident. The party responsible may be a motorist, or it may be the designer, manufacturer, or distributor of the motorcycle or vehicle with which the accident occurred. Relevant traffic laws, including those related to car, trucking, and bus accidents, as well as product liability laws, will likely come into play. Given the complexity of proving who is at fault in an accident, securing the services of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is crucial to obtaining justice on your behalf. Individuals should contact the attorneys at Frischman & Rizza, P.C. Our attorneys have the experienced and in-depth understanding of pertinent laws and will provide you with straightforward legal counsel.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Our law firm understands that recovering from an accident that was not your fault is a long process. Physical injuries must heal, emotional scars must heal, even mental anguish must heal before you or a loved one can experience a full life again. All too often we service clients who are going through the legal process while grieving for a lost love one who was killed. That is why our slogan is “Rebuilding Lives one Case at a Time”. We see beyond the settlement to what it means – a way to get back to normal. Our experienced team will build a case that maximizes your settlement or we will we will honestly tell you upfront that it may not be worth pursuing based on the case evidence. Either way, we work so you can gain closure on a terrible time in your life. Our number is 855-904-6587 – the call is free, the consultation is free, and we don’t charge a penny unless we win your case.

 

 

  • 1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2015. Traffic safety facts, 2013: motorcycles. Report no. DOT HS-812-148. Washington, DC: US Department of Transportation.

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