Motorcycles are more popular than ever. The number of motorcycles on the roads nationwide has nearly doubled in the last decade. In 1998, there were 3.8 million registered motorcycles, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In 2007, the number of registered motorcycles soared to 7.1 million nationwide.
Unfortunately, more motorcycles means more accidents. In 1998, there were 2,294 fatal motorcycle accidents and more than 49,000 motorcycle injury accidents nationwide, according to the NHTSA. In 2007, there were 5,174 fatal crashes and more than 103,000 injuries nationwide. That’s more than double the number of fatalities and injuries in less than 10 years. And just recently, a 20-year-old Buffalo resident was killed when his motorcycle collided into the side of a bus.
Are you street smart? Are you conscious of motorcyclists when you’re on the road? Many people mistakenly blame motorcyclists for many of these accidents. Instead, many motorists are often to blame for these tragic events. Sometimes they don’t see a motorcycle. Or drivers mistakenly believe a motorcyclist is farther away than they actually are on the road.
Many New York State motorcyclists take safety courses to improve their skills on the road. New York also requires motorcyclists to wear a helmet at all times.
Share the road. Be aware. Be safe. And if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, take action. Contact the law offices of James Morris. When you chose us, you get experienced motorcycle accident attorneys who understand the law and will work tirelessly to secure you the compensation you’re legally entitled to after a motorcycle accident.
Don’t let a motorcycle accident ruin your life. Contact James Morris. We’re on your side.
The information contained in this communication is provided for informational purposes only and should not be constituted as legal advice on any subject matter.