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Motorcycle Accidents

* MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS WHAT BIKERS NEED TO KNOW TO STAY SAFE 10 COMMON CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE CRASHES Poor weather conditions Roadway defects Car and Truck Drivers not utilizing a turn signal Not seeing a motorcyclist due to glare Road Rage Lane splitting (when a motorcyclist drives between two lanes) (car and truck drivers) Inexperienced motorists (more than 50% of motorcycle crashes involve riders with less A Ignoring traffic signs than 6 months riding experience) Driving too fast A sampling of crash data determined that the median pre-crash speed was 29.8 mph, and the median crash speed was 21.5 mph Under the influence of drugs or alcohol (more than 1/3 of all crashes involve intoxicated motorcyclists) INJURIES TO MOTORCYCLISTS Lacerations Fractures Leg fractures are the most common injury sustained by motorcyclists Amputations While relatively rare, <1% of all injuries, amputations are some of the most disabling Road-rash is one of the most common types of injuries Death Nearly 5,000 bikers are killed in motorcycle accidents every year Head Injuries (TBI) Paralysis 35% of motorcycle accident injuries involve a head injury of some nature Bikers with paralysis injures the most require some o expensive medical care I MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAWS It is up to state legislatures to determine the laws applicable to motorcycle riding in the state. Many states have enacted 'helmet laws' to protect riders. Below is a compilation of helmet laws by state. No helmet law Only required for some riders All bikers must wear helmets KNOW THE FACTS: PROTECT YOURSELF Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars (x10,000) (x1,000) In 2006, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in highway accidents alone In 2006, 4,810 motorcyclists were killed in road accidents 11% of all roadway accidents that occur in the United States involve motorcycles Head injury is the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is Ở 40% 15% more likely to suffer a nonfatal injury than one who wears a helmet more likely to die of a head injury than one who wears a helmet RIP It is estimated that helmets reduce the likelihood of a crash fatality by 37% In 2007, a total of 7.1 million motorcycles were registered in the U.S. (x1 mil) Fatality rate in 2005 (per 100,000 registrations) 73 14. Motorcycle Fatalities Are Increasing At A Disproportionate Rate To The Number Of Bikers On The Road Registered motorcycles Motorcycle fatalities (4,810) (6.2 mił) (3.8 mil) - (2,116). 1997 2005 1997 2005 Between 1997 and 2005, registrations grew 63% while fatalities more than doubled Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,,, Sponsored by Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers created by MilkWhale

Motorcycle Accidents

shared by chicagoinjurylawyer on Apr 28
Motorcycle accidents are all too common on America’s roadways. They can have various causes, including poor weather, driving too fast, road rage, roadway defects, and inexperienced motorists. Thes...


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