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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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.
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