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According to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 4,000 people die each year in motorcycle accidents and many more suffer from catastrophic injuries which change their life forever. In 2008, a record of 5,209 fatalities occurred in motorcycle accidents and another 100,000 motorcyclists were injured.
The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is that the operator of a passenger car or large truck simply does not see the motorcycle. Unfortunately, many motorists are in a hurry, or distracted and simply not paying enough attention to observe a motorcyclist who may be traveling down the roadway.
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If you were a victim of a negligent driver, then you should hire a personal injury attorney from our firm so that you can recover your damages. We offer a free evaluation!
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FATALITIES COMPARED TO AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT FATALITIES
Due to the lack of protection that motorcyclists have when riding, they are more vulnerable to sustaining serious injury or death in a collision than their counterparts who may be inside a passenger vehicle or large truck. Compared to fatalities in car crashes, motorcycle accident statistics show that motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to die in an accident each year than occupants of a motor vehicle. This is a particularly shocking statistic considering that motorcycles only comprise 2% of all registered vehicles.
THE INCREASING NUMBER OF FATALITIES IS NOT DUE TO THE INCREASE IN MOTORCYCLISTS
While motorcycle registrations are increasing, the increasing fatalities are not due to the increase in number of motorcycle riders. The 89% increase from 1997 to 2004 of motorcyclists who were killed is felt by many to be due to the fact that other motorists simply do not take sufficient care to observe the motorcycle rider who has as much right to use the roadway as they do.
MOTORCYCLE CRASHES WITH OTHER VEHICLES
If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident, or if you have lost a member of your family in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another motorist, you should get the advice and services of a law office who not only has extensive experience in litigating motorcycle accident cases, but who is committed to the notion that most of the time the accident was not the fault of the motorcyclist. As with any other car accident, truck accident, railroad crossing accident or pedestrian accident, a prompt and thorough investigation, gathering of the physical evidence such as skid marks, taking photographs of the accident scene, obtaining black box data from the negligent driver's vehicle and getting statements from all of the witnesses may be critical to a good outcome on your claim.
A thorough development of all of the evidence pertaining to damages, particularly in the case of catastrophic personal injury, is vital if you are to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. At Henry & Williams, P.C., we want to assist in making sure you get all of the medical treatment necessary by the best specialists available, physical therapy if you need it, as well as pain management. We may also want to retain an expert to prepare a Life Care Plan for any future medical needs which you may require over the course of your lifetime for the injuries you have received in your accident.
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Should the negligent person who caused your accident not be covered with a large policy which we usually will have if the case involves a truck driver or the operator of a commercial motor vehicle, we may also need to look to your underinsured motorist coverage, medical payments coverage and health insurance to assist with payment of your bills and future losses.
At Henry & Williams, P.C. our policy is no recovery, no fee on every case, we require no up-front deposit and our office will spend not only the time but the money to assure that your case is properly developed to maximize your chance at a full financial recovery. West Plains, MO personal injury lawyers Lynn or Roy would be happy to provide you with a no-obligation, free telephone consultation to discuss your motorcycle injury case and answer any questions you may have with regard to your rights.
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