Motorcycle Accidents

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Bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts are often unfairly characterized as a group of wild and brazen law breakers with little regard for safety. Such a characterization is untrue of most motorcycle enthusiasts and this is backed by national motorcycle accident statistics. Indeed, most motorcycle - car accidents are the fault of the passenger car driver and not the biker.

Being aware of the facts regarding motorcycle accident statistics is important because it can help keep motorcyclists safe on the road. Knowing this information, your legal rights and when to investigate and retain an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer – attorney is also important in the event of an unfortunate motorcycle accident.

"... 2/3 of motorcycle accidents are the fault of the passenger car driver not yielding the right of way to the motorcycle rider"

Understanding motorcycle accident statistics is important

Every year thousands of new motorcycle riders join their friends, colleagues and other experienced bikers on the roads. Most will be unaware of the statistical trends regarding motorcycle accidents and how these statistics impact bike riders.

For example, helmet laws are being repealed in many states which in turn leads to more motorcycle accidents resulting in serious head trauma, brain injuries and death.

Males make up 85 percent of all motorcycle accident victims and the majority of the motorcycle accident victims are between the ages of 20-29 years-of-age. Knowing this information should make a male rider between the ages of 20-29 more cautious since it is far more likely that they could suffer a serious motorcycle accident injury.

Another alarming fact is that well over 66 percent of motorcycle accidents are the fault of the passenger car driver not yielding the right of way to the motorcyclist. These accidents usually occur in the day time.

Nearly 6.8 million motorcycles are registered in the US - of that group over 5,000 riders will lose their lives in traffic related accidents. Hundreds of thousands more will be involved in debilitating and crippling accidents that will change their lives forever.

Many motorcycle accidents involve a car or other motor vehicles, and a negligent driver is not excused because they “didn’t see the motorcycle.” Statistics show that motorcycle accidents occur most frequently in these high-risk situations: Left Turns, Car's Blind Spot, Large Vehicles, Hazardous Road Conditions, Bad weather Conditions, or Strong Winds. Wearing a helmet lowers the risk of fatal injury by 29 percent and reduces the risk of traumatic brain injury by 67 percent. With this in mind, our Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyers - Attorneys strongly encourage you to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please call our Minneapolis Injury Lawyers - Attorneys now at 612.339.3852 for a free legal consultation.

 

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Rick L. Petry - Injury Attorney
Petry Law, PA.
Adress: 301 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 378N
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Phone: (612) 387-7229
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