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Motorcycle Accident Statistics in the United States

By The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  Feb. 23, 2012 11:36a

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle registrations account for only 3 percent of all vehicle registrations in this country. In 2007, however, 13 percent of all traffic deaths were attributed to motorcyclists. An individual operating a motorcycle is 5.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident than the occupant of a passenger car. Per mile traveled, a motorcyclist is approximately 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident as a motorist or passenger in a car.

Further statistics from the NHTSA point out that half of all motorcycle accidents were comprised of crashes with another vehicle. In 78 percent of these, the motorcycle was hit from the front. In 25 percent of those that were fatal, the motorcyclist struck another object, such as a concrete wall or a telephone pole. In 36 percent of fatal accidents, speeding played a part in what took place. The states that led in motorcycle deaths were Florida, California, and Texas.

How a Ventura Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

The consequences of a motorcycle accident can be devastating. Those involved in such accidents often suffer serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries, requiring long-term medical care and rehabilitation. Those who meet this fate due to the negligence of others often have grounds for an injury claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for damages. The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus has been in practice since 1987, dealing exclusively with personal injury cases. When you enlist the services of a Ventura personal injury attorney from the firm, you can be confident that your case will be dealt with in the most comprehensive and effective manner possible.

Serving all of California's Ventura County, the firm offers a free consultation in which you can get the legal advice you need, learn what your options are, and move forward with appropriate legal steps. At such a difficult time as the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, having a skilled and experienced legal professional in your corner is crucial.

Contact a Ventura motorcycle accident attorney at the firm if you have been injured in traffic accident today.

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