Motorcycle Accident Deaths Rise—Car Accident Deaths Decline
Over the past 20 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of motorcycle accidents resulting in fatalities. During that same time period, car accident deaths decreased significantly (particularly between 2006 and 2011 before leveling off). If you look at the number of fatalities by the number of miles driven, motorcycles see about 27 times the deaths that cars do.
The most common fatal injury in motorcycle accidents is head trauma. Helmets only prevent about 37% of these deaths, but they do provide protection against 67% of injuries to the brain for surviving riders. The fact is that with no car to protect the body from injury, even a minor motorcycle accident can result in a great deal of damage.
Trauma, Medical Bills, and Insurance Adjustors
When you have been in a traumatic accident, you may be thankful just to have escaped with your life. After all, the odds are clearly not in the favor of motorcycle riders. The last thing you need after a near death experience is a pile of medical bills and insurance adjustors who want to give you the least amount of compensation possible.
Hiring a lawyer who is experienced in dealing with motorcycle accidents is a must to ensure that you get what you deserve from the insurance company. If medical bills are incurred, you lose work due to your injuries, or you experience pain and suffering due to the trauma, you may be entitled to additional compensation. We can help you determine where that compensation should be sought from and how much is reasonable to expect.
Don’t try to navigate the red tape of accident and personal injury law alone. If you have been hurt while driving a motorcycle, you may be due monetary damages, and we’re here to help.