US Motorcycle Accident Statistics

It’s a sad fact that 94% of all vehicle accidents are caused by human negligence. For occupants of cars, another driver’s negligence will usually lead to only minor injuries. For motorcycle riders, on the other hand, the result is more likely to be major injuries or even death.

Motorcycles occupy less space than cars, and are therefore harder for car drivers to spot. Moreover, motorcycle riders have far less protection than car occupants when they get into a crash. For these reasons, it’s much riskier to ride a motorcycle than to drive a car.

At McGilberry & Shirer, we want to encourage car drivers to take extra care to watch out for motorcycles on the road. We also want motorcyclists to be aware of the risks they face on the road so that they exercise more caution. For these reasons, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most gripping motorcycle accident statistics for the United States. It is our hope that increased awareness may help decrease the amount of serious and fatal motorcycle accidents that take place.

Here is an infographic showing the most recently compiled US motorcycle accident statistics:

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Detailed motorcycle accident statistics for the United States, compiled from the most respected resources, containing facts about motorcycle injuries, helmet use, and fatalities

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If you or a loved one was the victim of a motorcycle accident in the Dallas area, contact the dedicated motorcycle accident attorneys at McGilberry & Shirer. We’re here to walk you through the entire personal injury lawsuit process and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys.

References:

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812785 https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812405_summary-of-vehicle-occupant-protection-and-motorcycle-laws-14th-edition.pdf https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2018-05/ghsa_motorcyclists18.pdf https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/mc/ https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pdf/Moderate_to_Severe_TBI_Lifelong-a.pdf https://www.iihs.org/topics/motorcycles#motorcycle-types

Bill Shirer

Bill Shirer is a certified Texas attorney with several years of experience practicing personal injury law. He is one of the mere 2% of Texas attorneys who is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization to practice personal injury law. Bill Shirer is a member of the American Bar Association, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and he has received an AV Preeminent 5.0 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. As a cyclist himself, he is strongly devoted to protecting the rights of cyclists on the road and making sure that they receive just compensation when they get injured. Bill Shirer has spent extensive time in Spain and South America, and so he is able to work closely with Spanish-speaking clients who visit his Dallas law firm. If you want devoted representation for your personal injury case, reach out to him today.