Motorcycle Accidents Dramatically Increase
Motorcycle and scooter accidents have increased significantly over the last 10 years. The number of non-fatal accidents have increased 73 percent while fatal accidents have skyrocketed 123 percent. The increase appears to be attributable to three main factors. First, high gasoline prices have forced many people to use a motorcycle or scooter as a less expensive means of transportation. This factor increases the number of bikes on the road and also introduces inexperienced riders to mainstream traffic. Second, the repeal or reduction of helmet laws has increased the accident statistics due to the simple fact that an unprotected skull is no match for a bumper or curb. Third, many older Americans are finding that motorcycles can be a great source of recreation and are often combined with inexperience and lack of safety equipment. Motorcycle accidents are often more serious than a typical auto accident. It is vitally important to drive defensively at all times and limit nighttime driving whenever possible. If you have been involved in a motorcycle or scooter accident, we are here to help. Please contact us.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)