Motorcycle accidents are even scarier than automobile accidents. READ ON to see some of the scary statistics surrounding motorcycle accidents and why you may need to contact a Cape Cod MA motorcycle accident lawyer.
Motorcycle accidents can often be scarier than automobile accidents. The reason they are scarier is due to the fact that a motorcycle has a lot less protection than a car can provide for its occupants. As a result, there are a lot of fatal accidents that surround a motorcycle.
Since so many injuries and fatalities can be caused motorcycle accidents, it is important that you contact a Cape Cod MA motorcycle accident lawyer. You should contact these lawyers if you become the victim of a motorcycle accident because you may potentially be entitled to a financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
Cape Cod MA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Lists Scary Motorcycle Accident Stats
Back in 2008, the United States was very fortunate to see an all-time low in deaths caused by automobile accidents, particularly accidents that involved cars or small trucks. The bad news though was that in 2008, deaths caused by motorcycle accidents hit an all-time high. In fact, from 1999 to 2008, motorcycle deaths doubled within those ten years.
Recent CDC Studies on Motorcycle Accidents in the United States
Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention did a study on motorcycle accidents in the United States. Here are some alarming and troubling stats that they have found:
- From the years 2001 until 2008, there were over 34,000 Americans on motorcycles who were killed in a motorcycle accident.
- In addition to that, about 1.2 million Americans on motorcycles were treated inside of an emergency room for non-fatal injuries caused by a motorcycle accident.
- The age range with the most motorcycle deaths in the United States is 20 to 24 years old. The age range with the second most motorcycle deaths in the United States is 25 to 29 years old.
- Most of the non-fatal injuries caused by motorcycle accidents that are treated in the emergency room are leg or foot injuries (30 percent) and head or neck injuries (20 percent).
- The death tolls of motorcycle riders have increased a total of 55 percent from 2001 until 2008. In 2001, the death toll of motorcyclists was 1.12 out of 100,000 people. In 2008, I jumped to 1.74 out of 100,000 motorcyclists.
- Non-fatal motorcycle injuries in 2001 were around 120,000 in total. The number jumped to 175,000 in 2008.
This jump in motorcycle related deaths and injuries are closely associated with the fact that there are more motorcyclists on the road today than there were ten years ago. This increase in motorcycles on the nation’s highways will naturally mean a higher potential for accidents.
Implementing a National Helmet Law
Some states in our nation legally require you to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle, while other states do not require this at all. Statistics show that if the nation were to implement a national helmet law for motorcyclists, the United States will be saving A LOT more lives.
In the United States, 19 states (including Washington DC) legally require you to wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle. 28 other states have a partial helmet law. 3 other states do not require you to wear a helmet at all.
Special Tips for Motorcyclists in Massachusetts
If you live in the state of Massachusetts, or any of the surrounding areas, here are some special tips that you should follow to help keep you and your loved ones safe while operating a motorcycle:
- Always wear a helmet, no matter what.
- Never operate a motorcycle if you consumed any amount of alcohol.
- Never let your friends operate a motorcycle if they are impaired in any fashion.
- Wear protective clothing and gear that may prevent or protect you from further injury.
- Do not tailgate.
- Operate your motorcycle at a safe speed at all times, especially when riding on slippery surfaces.
If You Are In An Accident, Contact a Cape Cod Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Immediately
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident because of another person’s negligence, or if a loved one was killed by another person’s negligence in a motorcycle accident, then you may possible be entitled to a financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
If this is the case, you need to make sure that you submit an accident report to the police ASAP. This accident report will provide any and all specific details that are needed to get you and compensation that you deserve. This accident report should be submitted to the authorities within ten days of the accident. Waiting any longer may result in you losing potential money. (If you are unable to submit due to the injuries that you have suffered, then you should file as soon as you are able to.)
All transportation accidents should be taken seriously, especially accidents involving motorcycles. If you are looking for a serious lawyer who will work day in and day out to help you get everything that you deserve, then you should contact The Kevin P Landry Law Offices and learn exactly what you are entitled to from an experienced Cape Cod motorcycle accident lawyer.
The Kevin P Landry Law Offices
Kevin P. Landry and his team of experience associates will always handle your personal injury case on an exclusive basis, especially given their extensive knowledge in this area of law. The Kevin P Landry Law Offices has represented the victims of many different accidents in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area for many years now, and they continue to stay committed to making sure that you receive the highest amount of financial compensation for your personal injury.
The Kevin P Landry Law Offices will fight for you in court, and out of court as well. Whether it is against your insurance company, or your landlord, or any corporate party that is responsible for your injury.
The Kevin P Landry Law Offices are here to help you.