Fatality and Injury Rates for Motorcycle Accidents
The advances that have been made over the course of recent decades with regard to improving motor vehicle safety have done wonders to reduce the number and severity of injuries sustained by those who travel in cars and trucks. Motorcycle safety, by contrast, has lagged significantly behind. For example, in 2008 motorcyclists who were involved in accidents were more than twice as likely to be injured as were persons who were traveling in another kind of conveyance. This makes it incredibly important for motorists to share the road safely with motorcyclists.
If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by another driver or manufacturer’s negligence, we may be able to help. Oftentimes insurance claims yield financial benefits that are insufficient to meet the needs that are created by a crash, and a civil lawsuit can help to address that gap. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for more information.
Motorcycle Crash Statistics for 1999-2008
Throughout the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of registered motorcycles. There are many different factors behind this change. Motorcycles offer financial and environmental advantages over other automobiles, and they have also gained broader social acceptance. As a consequence, one would expect that the number of accidents would climb, and indeed this is the case. Between 1999 and 2008, the reported number of motorcycle crashes climbed from 57,322 to 114,000.
What is truly regrettable, however, is that the rate of motorcycle injuries and fatalities over the same period is essentially flat. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the rate of motorcycle accident injuries over this same period has remained at about 85%, while the number of fatalities has held steady at about 4.5%.
Let us help you to secure the financial compensation that you are due. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.