What percentage of motorcycle accidents are the motorcyclist fault

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Assisting Motorcycle Accident Victims in Obtaining a Fair Settlement

Cars may be the cause of more than half of all motorcycle accidents. More than half of all motorcycle accidents involve multiple vehicles, and many of these are the result of the other driver’s negligence.

If law enforcement officers investigating your accident determine that the driver of the car was entirely or partially to blame for the collision with your motorcycle, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.

Our team at the Sevenish Law Firm P.C. focuses on personal injury cases, which gives us an advantage over law firms that try to handle all cases, leaving them as a master of none. We take pride in assisting victims of personal injury and traffic accidents in receiving the most equitable settlement possible.

 

The Percentage of Motorcyclist Injuries

The Insurance Information Institute (III) statistics provide a good estimate of how common motorcycle accidents may be. According to the III, there were approximately 84,000 motorcycle accidents in 2019 that resulted in injuries. This was a slight increase over the previous year. There were 8,596,314 motorcycles registered in the United States in 2019.

If each registered motorcycle had a unique owner and no rider was injured more than once that year, it would mean that roughly 1% of all motorcyclists were injured in a crash. Because many accidents may go unreported, it is safe to assume that more than one percent of all motorcyclists are involved in a crash. However, many motorcycle accidents may not result in an insurance claim.

Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience.

The freedom of the open road is a way of life that allows bikers to become one with their machines. The desire for speed, camaraderie, and adrenaline are all common reasons for riders to put the pedal to the metal, and some motorcycle enthusiasts even enter a meditative state after a ride.

However, there are risks associated with this hobby. In fact, motorcycles are the most lethal mode of transportation in the United States today. The car comes in second, but motorcycle riders are still 27 times more likely to die in a crash than passenger car occupants.

Why are motorcycles so much riskier? Unlike other modes of transportation, they lack safety features such as a steel frame and an airbag to protect you in the event of a crash. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with an attorney to learn about your legal options.

Our roundup of motorcycle accident statistics below discusses the risks and annual fatalities, as well as safety tips for your next ride.

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