Motorcycles, by nature, are more prone to crashes than regular vehicles. They are also harder for other drivers and pedestrians to see on the road and less secure than most common cars. In order to drive a motorcycle you need to have a special skill set pertaining to biking as opposed to those used in driving four-wheel vehicles. Motorcyclists and their passengers are more susceptible to the dangers of climate and street conditions than those operating regular cars.
Early estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) show that motorcyclist deaths in the United States are foreseen to have decreased by 5.6 percent in 2017 compared with 2016, a subtraction of about 296 deaths. The GHSA preliminary estimates are based on data from state traffic record systems.
In the year 2016, 5286 people were killed in motorcycle accidents, increasing 5.1 percent from 5,029 in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Motorcycle deaths have went up for the second year in a row and are at the highest level since the year 2008, when 5,312 people died in motorcycle crashes. In 2016, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than people in cars to be killed in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.
The Law office of Robert Aronov & Associates has highly experienced motorcycle injury & accident lawyers ready to help you through any legal issues you may have. We have years of experience dealing with motorcycle and bike injuries as well as a wide variety of other kind of personal injuries.