Motorcycles are subject to the same rules of the road as are other vehicles. The major difference between an automobile accident and a motorcycle accident is that motorcycle riders do not receive no-fault insurance. Consequently, they may have difficultly obtaining medical care due to lack of funds. We can help with that problem.
The good news for a motorcycle case is that there is no “serious injury” threshold to meet before you are allowed to sue (as in an automobile accident). The bad news, however, is the motorcycle accidents are often very serious.
We have handled many such accident cases and are sensitive to “bikers” since some of the attorneys in our firm are also motorcycle riders.
Call us for a free evaluation of your motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- When motorcycles are involved in accidents with another vehicle, 77% are struck in the front and only 7% are struck from behind
- Half of motorcycle fatalities in single vehicle crashes are related to problems negotiating a curve prior to a crash
- Almost 60% of fatal single vehicle crashes occur at night and 35% of the deceased motorcycle riders were speeding at the time.
- According to NHTSA’s statistics of 25% for motorcycles, 19% for cars, and 18% for trucks; motorcycles are substantially more likely than other vehicles to be involved in a fatal accident involving a stationary object, such as a lamp post, wall, concrete barrier etc.
- Wearing a safety helmet reduces the risk of death by 37%.