Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists face unique challenges on the road. Despite motorcycles comprising only 3% of registered vehicles in the country, they account for a disproportionate share of fatalities and road injuries.[1] In 2021 alone, about 83,000[2] motorcyclists were injured. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders’ risk of injury is four times greater than for those in passenger cars while the risk of death riding a motorcycle is 28 times greater than for a passenger car.

Drivers of road vehicles, including motorcycles, have a particular responsibility to exercise due care in its operation. When accidents occur, they are often the result of a lack of due care by an operator, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Lack of attention
  • Not yielding the right of way
  • Not stopping at a stop sign or red traffic signal
  • Impairment, including intoxication
  • Driving while distracted
  • Not properly obeying the rules of the road

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, be sure to report it to authorities and document everything you can. Do not wait to explore your legal options as any action will certainly take time, and you will want to act before your state’s statute of limitations expires.

Proving liability and successfully navigating a potential legal action after a motorcycle accident is a complex process with many variables. If you or a loved one has been impacted, it is important to consult a knowledgeable attorney to understand the scope of your legal options.

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[1] Source: National Safety Council

[2] Source: Forbes