According to the NHTSA, motorcyclists have a 98 percent chance of injury when involved in a motorcycle crash. Injuries resulting from motorcycle crashes are often serious because bikes provide little protection to the rider and often collide with substantially larger vehicles or objects. As a result, many victims of motorcycle accidents sustain long-lasting and debilitating injuries. Bikers frequently suffer injuries including fractured bones, concussions, brain damage, facial damage, road rash, and spinal cord injuries.
Have you or someone you know been injured in a motorcycle crash? If so, do not hesitate to receive free legal consultation by filling out the free case review form on the right. The Memphis lawyers at Morgan & Morgan are experienced at motorcycle accident litigation, and will fight to receive the highest compensation possible for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, and pain and suffering.
The Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
While many people believe that most motorcyclists are at fault for their own accidents, in reality, that’s usually never the case. The Hurt Report dispels that notion by proving that motorcycle accidents and injuries are mostly caused by an automobile driver failing, either because of recklessness or choosing not to maintain a level of caution, to detect the motorcycle in traffic. As the report further concludes, most motorcycle accidents occur at intersections, where passenger vehicles violate right-of-way regulations. Motorcyclists injured in accidents caused by the negligent actions of another driver may have legal recourse to recover damages and losses.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycles account for 10 percent of the country’s annual motor vehicle casualties. While that seems like a significant number, what’s surprising is that motorcycles only account for 2 percent of the vehicle registration in the U.S. Motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than passengers in an automobile.
In recent years, Tennessee motorcycle accidents have been steadily on the rise. From 1999 to 2008, our state saw an alarming annual increase in motorcycle fatalities, rising from 59 in 1999 to 136 in 2010.
Get Help from a Motorcycle Attorney
Given the severity of many motorcycle accidents, injuries may lead to oppressive medical bills, lost wages, and other costs during rehabilitation. Additionally, as many motorcycle injuries are long-lasting and potentially permanent, some victims may not be able to return to work or perform certain actions they previously could. The compensation recovered after a motorcycle accident can provide financial stability and peace of mind. With the insurance company seeking to minimize your recovery, an experienced attorney can help you receive the remuneration you deserve.
The dedicated Memphis motorcycle attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are skilled in this complex litigation, knowledgeable in the workings of insurance companies, understanding of the prejudices that bikers face, and can help you receive just compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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