Motorcycle accident fatalities increase in New York

Motorcycle accident season is upon us in New York. Most motorcycle riders know the risks of a motorcycle accident, but a new report provides motorcycle accident statistics reminding everyone on the road to keep an eye out for motorcycles.

The report by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) reveals there were 136 motorcycle fatalities due to motorcycle accidents in New York during the first nine months of 2009. During the same period a year later, there were 160 fatalities, or an increase of nearly 18 percent.

Motorcycle accidents in New York can be catastrophic and can result in severe injuries and death. With so much at stake, if you or a loved one was injured, it’s important to choose a motorcycle accident lawyer in Buffalo who knows how to stand up to insurance companies. Buffalo accident attorney James Morris, who was selected as a Super Lawyer, has handled serious motorcycle accident cases. If you are represented by the Law Offices of James Morris, you will have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Buffalo who understands how to get results for clients.

The GHSA report does carry some good news for motorcyclists. Nationwide, the motorcycle traffic fatalities continued to fall. The traffic accident fatality rate fell by 2 percent during the first nine months of 2010 (compared to the same period a year earlier), but the fatality rate unfortunately started to climb during the last three of those nine months in 2010.

The report lists recommendations for states to follow in order to reduce the number of motorcycle fatalities:

  • Increase helmet use
  • Reduce alcohol impairment
  • Reduce speeding
  • Offer motorcycle operator training to all who need or seek it

If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in New York, don’t hesitate to contact a Buffalo motorcycle accident lawyer to learn about your rights. At the James Morris Law, we can put our knowledge of the law and our resources to work for you. Your life may feel chaotic after a motorcycle accident, but you can take back control. Choose an experienced accident attorney in Buffalo who is dedicated to helping clients.

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