Mortocycle accidents almost alway result in serious injuries. Handling motorcycle cases requires knowledge of the human factors that influence an automobile driver and knowledge of bike emergency avoidance techniques. At Ray Hodge and Associates we have helped numerous motorcyclists who have been severely injured by drivers who were not paying attention
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2006, 13.10 cars out of 100,000 ended up in fatal crashes. The rate for motorcycles is 72.34 per 100,000 registered motorcycles.Motorcycles also have a higher fatality rate per unit of distance travelled when compared with automobiles. Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists’ risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than a passenger car. In 2004, figures indicated that motorcycles have 16 times the rate of serious injuries per distance traveled compared to cars, and double the rate of bicycles.
A national study found that:
Motorcycle rider death rates increased among all rider age groups between 1998 and 2000
Motorcycle rider deaths were nearly 30 times more than drivers of other vehicles
Motorcycle riders aged below 40 are 36 times more likely to be killed than other vehicle operators of the same age.
Motorcycle riders aged 40 years and over are around 20 times more likely to be killed than other drivers of that same age.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident and are injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, we are here to answer all of your questions and help you get the money you need to cover your damages. Call us today at 316-269-1414
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