Have you been injured on a Motorcycle?
Motorcycle accidents can result in particularly nasty injuries.
In 2008 motorcyclist deaths reached an all-time high, more than doubling between 1999 and 2008.
- Between 2001 and 2008, more than 34,000 motorcyclists were killed and an estimated 1,222,000 persons were treated in a U.S. emergency department (ED) for a non-fatal motorcycle-related injury.
- The highest death and injury rates were among 20-24 year-olds, followed by 25-29 year-olds.
- More than half of all nonfatal injuries treated in EDs were to the leg/foot (30%) or head/neck (22%).
- Motorcyclist death rates increased 55% from 2001 to 2008 (1.12 per 100,000 persons in 2001 to 1.74 per 100,000 persons in 200
Motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of death between the ages of 16 and 33 year olds in the United States, and motorcycle accidents account for approximately 3,000 deaths each year. Many others are seriously injured and undergo serious life changes and disabilities due to motorcycle accidents. Injuries from Motorcycle accidents are not the same as those in an enclosed passenger car with seat belts and airbags. Even pads and helmets do little to protect the motorcycle riders in a crash.
Motorcycle Safety Tips
- By wearing a helmet you can reduce the risk of death by almost 40% and the risk of serve injury by over 70%
- Never drive a motorcycle after you have been drinking.
- Don’t let friends and family drive after they have been drinking
- Wear protective clothing which will help provide protection from potential injury.
- Maintain a safe driving speed, especially on gravel or slippery surfaces.
The information found in this website is for limited general information only. Specific cases should be evaluated through direct consultation with an attorney. Due to complexities of the law, do not attempt to evaluate your case on your own.]