Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries
Accidents and fatalities involving motorcyclists are caused by many factors. In general, motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to be involved in a deadly accident than passengers in vehicles.
The leading cause of death for motorcyclists is head injury. Riders who chose to neglect the safety and mandatory helmet safety laws reflects a 40% more likelihood that he or she will likely die of a head injury and a 15% more likelihood that he or she will suffer a major accident injury. Motorcyclists wearing a helmet will reduce the potential of a fatal crash or major injury by 37%.
Almost one half of all fatal crashes involving a motorcyclist were caused by vehicles making left-hand turns in front of the motorcycle.
The purchase of motorcycles has increased almost 70% over the last 10 years, while the number of fatalities has doubled.
In addition to left turning vehicles, poor weather conditions, lane splitting, speeding, are among the top causes of motorcycle accidents, but the major cause of motorcycle accidents is the lack of protection the motorcycle offers during a collision.
The level of injury directly relates to helmet usage. More fatalities occur when a helmet is not worn. In states where the helmet law for motorcyclists was repealed, fatalities increased by over 100%.
Kenneth G. Marks Law Firm
As statistics show, most motorcycle accidents are caused by vehicles not obeying the law. If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by another, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries and other expenses.
The Kenneth G. Marks Law firm has been representing victims of personal injury for almost three decades. Our experience and expertise can work to your benefit for a maximum recovery. You can also learn more at MotorcycleAccident.org
Kenneth G. Marks has been practicing personal injury law since he was admitted to the California Bar in 1981.www.KmarksLaw.com