Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Riding a motorcycle can be an extremely exhilarating experience. With the feeling of wind in your hair and the freedom to travel the open road, riders typically state that they cannot imagine another form of transportation with the same feeling associated with it. However, even thought riding a motorcycle can be fun, there are also some inherent risks that individuals should be aware of before getting behind the handlebars. With so many motorcycle collisions happening every year, it is important to engage in safe behavior at all times.

When accidents do happen, you are protected under the law if the accident was not your fault. If your wreck was caused by another person's negligent behavior, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help pay for the damages incurred as a result. To help ensure you receive all of the funds to which you are entitled, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

The following statistics have been collected regarding motorcycle accidents in the United States:

  • The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that 4,762 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2009.
  • In 2008, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities.
  • The NHTSA data shows that older riders account for half of all motorcycle fatalities.
  • In 2008, 29 percent of riders involved in fatal crashes had an illegal BAC (of .08 or higher).

Because motorcycles can be dangerous, it is important for riders to always wear a helmet and follow traffic laws. Speeding, quick lane changes, and intoxication can seriously increase your chances of an accident and put your life at-risk. By being safe at all times, you can protect yourself and other drivers on the road, as well.

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If you or someone you love was involved in a motorcycle accident and believe someone else is to blame, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

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