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Nationwide Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The Palm Springs motorcycle accident lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. are committed to providing clients with useful information.

Below are some motorcycle accident statistics that have been provided by the firm to encourage motorcyclists and drivers to be safe while out on the road:

  • Each year, motorcycle accidents lead to thousands of fatalities in the United States. In 2015, it is reported by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration that 4,976 people died during motorcycle accidents.
  • In 2015, the majority of people who died during motorcycle accidents were over the age of 40.
  • Statistics prove that when people wear helmets and protective riding gear, they significantly reduce their chance of being injured if they are involved in a collision with another motor vehicle.
  • According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, motorcyclists that do not wear helmets are 40% more likely to suffer a fatal head injury if involved in an accident. Only 15% of riders who do not wear helmets will sustain non-fatal injuries if involved in an accident.
  • Of all injuries, head injuries are the leading cause of death for those involved in motorcycle accidents.
  • The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration also reports that wearing a helmet can reduce a person's chance of dying during a motorcycle accident by 37%.
  • The University of Southern California conducted a study of 3,600 participants and discovered that wearing a helmet is the single most important factor in surviving a motorcycle accident.
  • In 2015, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reported that 88,000 people were injured during motorcycle accidents in the United States.

Types of Motorcycle Injuries

Once motorcyclists have been involved in accidents, it is not surprising that they can be seriously injured. In fact, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports that each year, thousands of people are injured after being involved in motorcycle accidents.

After a motorcycle accident has occurred, people may escape with minor injuries, or they may leave the accident in critical condition. Motorcycle accidents are responsible for countless head injuries, brain injuries, back injuries and spinal cord injuries every year. Injuries like these demand pervasive medical treatment and in some cases, sufferers may learn that their injuries are permanent, which means they will never have the quality of life they once had.

Why You Need a Motorcycle Injury Lawyer

People who have been injured during motorcycle accidents owe it to themselves to have their cases reviewed by a skilled personal injury lawyer, especially when they have strong suspicions that their accidents were caused by third party negligence. In some cases, people may be eligible for filing personal injury claims, which would allow them to seek monetary damages from negligent parties. Damages may cover things like medical bills, lost income and property damage and may also cover things like pain, suffering and emotional trauma. While money cannot rid people of their injuries, it can make their recovery process a little bit easier and less overwhelming.

The Palm Spring motorcycle accident lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. are highly trained in both personal injury and motorcycle accident law. With their help, people stand a solid chance of obtaining winning verdicts and significant settlements for their serious motorcycle accident injuries. Additionally, accident victims will receive continual support from compassionate litigators who are committed to their needs and their cases.

Palm Springs Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

The personal injury lawyers at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C are committed to helping clients get compensated for their medical bills, lost wages and damaged motorcycles.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident and has sustained serious injuries, you should contact a Palm Springs motorcycle accident lawyer at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.

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