Motorcycle Fatalities Increasing

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, deaths from motorcycle accidents has been on the rise since 1997. In 2004, over 4,000 bikers were killed and another 76,000 motorcyclists were injured. Half of the fatalities involved collisions with other motor vehicles.

 

According to studies, the motorcycle accident rate is increasing and in addtion to causing many deaths, motorcycle crashes cause serious injuries, including brain damage, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries. Head injuries are often a cause of death. Motorcycling has become increasingly popular over the last decade, so there are more bikers on the highways. In 2006, motorcycle accidents accounted for over 11% of all traffic accident deaths.

Motorcycles are less visible to other drivers, less stable than other vehicles, and less crashworthy than other motor vehicles, making riders more susceptible to serious injury or death. If you or a loved one is injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you need experienced motorcycle accident lawyers like the attorneys at CGWC.

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