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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.

Recent Reviews & Testimonials

  • The Firm came highly recommended to me and I understand why.

    “I would highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone seeking a fair settlement as a result of an auto accident. The Firm came highly recommended to me and I understand why. They took the time to explain what would happen, they aligned me with excellent medical care, and they were able to negotiate a fast and fair settlement for my injuries. Throughout the entire process the entire Firm was professional and supportive.”


  • They made me feel comfortable.

    “I was in a car accident that resulted in injuries, time off of work, and repeated visits to medical providers. I sought the assistance of Cohn & Swartzon to assist me in recovering my lost wages and help with paying my medical bills. The firm was so friendly and really educated me about how auto insurance and medical insurance works when you're involved in an accident. They made me feel comfortable with the process and more importantly I never had to deal with negotiating with the insurance companies for any of my medical bills. I was able to recover my lost wages, my medical expenses were paid in full, and I received a very good recovery for my pain and suffering. I have definitely recommended this law firm to family and friends many times and they all have been pleased with their service, knowledge and expertise.”

    Stacey M.

  • We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible.

    “I am very happy to recommend Cohn & Swartzon. My two young daughters and I were hit by a teenage driver whose vehicle flipped over our SUV. Cohn & Swartzon took care of everything, from dealing with my own insurance to educating me on the importance of getting top notch medical care. We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible. Thank you so much!”

    Lori G.

  • In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service.

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”


  • Cohn & Swartzon helped me to receive greatly needed medical care.

    “I was recently hurt in a really bad car accident. I did not have health insurance but Cohn & Swartzon helped me to receive greatly needed medical care. They also helped me get a replacement car quickly so that my wife could continue to drive to work while I was at home, getting better. I could not have done it alone, and I am very grateful to them.”

    Jackob S.