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
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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.
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.
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.
- 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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