Have you been injured on a Motorcycle?

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Motorcycle accidents can result in particularly nasty injuries.

In 2008 motorcyclist deaths reached an all-time high, more than doubling between 1999 and 2008.

 

 

A recent CDC study about motorcycle accidents found that:

  • 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.

This can leave the rider with a ruptured disc, a serious brain injury, or even result in wrongful death.

Motorcycle Safety Tips

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.

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