Motorcyclists know the odds. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than drivers in autos or trucks. Nearly 5,000 bikers were killed in 2006, and another 90,000 bikers were injured during that same period.
Although motorcycles are vastly outnumbered by other motor vehicles, they are involved in 11 percent of roadway mishaps in the U.S. When bikers die as a result of a collision, the cause is usually head trauma. Contact attorney Ben Mayerson for a free motorcycle accident claim assessment.
Making Sure Your Rights Are Protected
Motorcyclists literally take their lives in their hands whenever they hit the highway. A pleasant Sunday afternoon drive or a quick run to the store can become a life-changing or life-ending event in a matter of moments. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that some 42 percent of motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers who turn left into the path of the motorcycle.
The DOT says that the death rate for motorcyclists has increased by 100 percent from 1997 to 2005. Motorcycle registrations increased by only 67 percent during that period. That means more bikers are being injured or killed than ever before.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Injury Firm That Can Help You
If a loved one was killed or injured on a motorcycle due to the negligence of another driver, you need to seek experienced, competent legal representation to recover expenses related to the accident. The other driver could be liable for medical expenses and lost revenue from being unable to work. A good lawyer can also get compensation for pain and suffering.
Negligent drivers must pay for their carelessness. The best way to make sure they pay is to hire the best attorney you can find. People who hire an attorney generally receive 30 percent more for their settlements than those who do not obtain legal representation.
Don’t be victimized twice. Find a knowledgeable attorney to file a case for you if you were injured due to the negligence of another driver. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation today!
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