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The Truth about Motorcycle Accidents

THE TRUTH ABOUT MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS HOW COMMON ARE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS, AND ARE MOTORCYCLES AS DANGEROUS AS SOME CLAIM? GET THE FACTS WITH THE DATA PROVIDED HERE! INJURIES 11 of all roadway accidents that occur in the United States involve motorcycles. NONFATAL MOTORCYCLIST INJURIES BY PRIMARY BODY PART 3% 22% 30% 20% 18% 8% 22% - HEAD/NECK 18% - ARM/HEAD 20% - UPPER TRUNK 30% - LEG/FOOT 8% - LOWER TRUNK 3% - UNKNOWN/OTHER DEATH AND INJURY RATES BY AGE Death and injury rates are highest among 20-24 year old motorcyclists, followed by 25-29 year olds. 150 120 90 60 FATAL INJURY RATE NONFATAL INJURY RATE 30 35-39 40-44 0-14 15-19 55-59 60+ 20-24 25-29 30-34 45-49 50-54 FATALITIES Motorcyclists are 35 TIMES more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars. MORE THAN HALE of motorcyclist deaths involve at least one other vehicle. 42 PERCENT of two-vehicle fatal motorcycle crashes involved a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle. Of the 1,791 motorcycle deaths that involved only the motorcyclist; 48 PERCENT were speeding. 0.0 42 PERCENT had blood alcohol concentrations of 0.08 percent or higher. There were about 4,500 MOTORCYCLIST DEATHS in 2011. HELMETS A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DIE of a head injury than one who wears a helmet. *Helmets DO NOT INTERFERE with the rider's vision or hearing. 41% 37% According to the Governor's Highway Safety Administration (GHSA), wearing helmets is the single best way to prevent motorcycle accident fatalities, with a rate of 37% FOR RIDERS AND 41% FOR PASSENGERS. 706 The NHTSA estimates that 706 of the unhelmeted motorcyclists who died in crashes in 2010 WOULD HAVE LIVED HAD THEY WORN HELMETS. MEDICAL COSTS Average Hospital Costs of rider who was wearing a helmet involved in accident: $13,926 Average Hospital Costs of rider who was NOT wearing a helmet involved in accident: $20,551 IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE WAS INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, CONTACT THE LAW OFFICE OF NATHAN C. COOLEY, PLC NCC IHILA WOIIICI OF NATHAN C. COOLEY, PLC wwW.NCOOLEYLAW.COM SOURCES: http://www.nhtsa govipeople/injurypedbimotmatorcycle/Matorcycle_HTML/overview htmis http://www.ghsa org/htm/media/pressreieasen/2013/20130424motorcycles html FATAL INJURY RATE PER 100,000 POPULATION 4- NONFATAL INJURY RATE PER 100,000 POPULATION

The Truth about Motorcycle Accidents

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Here at our law office we deal with a lot of Motorcycle Accident cases. We wanted to collect and share some data on motorcycle accidents in and easy to read format, so we created the infographic below...


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