Motorcycle Accident Facts & Figures
April 16, 2014
Millions of individuals ride motorcycles in the United States each year and there are over eight million registered motorcycles in the United States. Unfortunately, motorcycles are one of the most dangerous types of motor vehicles in terms of the number of accidents and fatal collisions.
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, over 4,000 motorcyclists (including drivers and passengers) are killed each year as a result of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents also result in over 80,000 additional injuries to drivers and passengers. Statistics show that motorcyclists are over 30 times more likely to be injured in an accident than occupants of a passenger car.
The most common types of motorcycle accidents include:
- Front end collisions
- Rear end collisions
- Collisions with fixed objects
- Alcohol-related accidents
- Accidents involving racing or excessive speed
Over 22% of motorcycle drivers involved in serious accidents do not possess a valid motorcycle license and over 30% of motorcycle accident fatalities involve alcohol. The large majority of motorcycle accidents involve drivers not wearing helmets. In 2011, Pennsylvania had 189 motorcycle deaths and New Jersey had nine.
Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic bodily injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries such as concussions, paralysis and even death. Victims of motorcycle accidents will face significant economic losses related to past and future medical costs including rehabilitation costs, prescription drug costs, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Motorcycle accident victims often are entitled to compensation for their injuries and should consult an experienced personal injury attorney immediately following an accident.
The Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at Nerenberg Law Associates, P.C. Represent Individuals Injured in Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to guide you through the litigation process to help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible. The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Nerenberg Law Associates, P.C. have successfully litigated numerous accident cases obtaining large verdicts and settlements for our clients. With offices conveniently located in Philadelphia, our dedicated accident lawyers represent clients throughout Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Chester County as well as Central Pennsylvania and New Jersey.