According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars. Yearly, 88,000 motorcyclists are injured in highway accidents with more than 4,800 motorcyclists killed in road accidents.
11 percent of all roadway accidents that occur in the United States involve motorcycles. Motorcyclists are 5.2 times more likely to be killed than automobile drivers.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute report found that more than half of motorcyclist deaths involved at least one other vehicle. 42% of two-vehicle fatal motorcycle crashes involved a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle.
The primary reason for motorcycle accidents is the lack of appreciation by automobile drivers of the existence of large amount of motorcycles registered in the country and the failure to look out or anticipate their presence on the roadway as a motor vehicle with equal rights under the law. There much smaller size coupled with greater maneuverability makes motorcycles less visible to the motoring public.
Head injury is the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes. A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40 percent more likely to die of a head injury than one who wears a helmet. However, the primary reason for motorcycle injuries is that motorcycles offer little protection when a collision occurs. Although helmets can save lives, motorcyclists have little else to rely on should a crash occur.
Motorcycle accidents almost always result in serious injuries, extensive medical bills, and treatments. This in turn can lead to lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional turmoil, and much more. You need an attorney well versed in motorcycle accidents who will get you the right medical personnel to get you care you need and a settlement commensurate with your injury today and the consequences tomorrow.
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Liberty & Associates has the experience and knowledge needed when encountering any motorcycle accidents. With over three decades of experience, Liberty & Associates has the resources and is the dedicated Santa Monica motorcycle accident lawyer you need to follow through with your claim.
Liberty & Associates will thoroughly investigate the facts of the accident or incident in order to determine the legal strategy to take in your particular situation. During your initial consultation, we will fully discuss your case, including potential sources of information not readily apparent, including potential witnesses, video and audio recording which must be acquired quickly before they are recorded over, law enforcement reports and investigation whose initial conclusions can be altered if quickly dealt with early on. Liberty & Associates will try to answer all of your questions. The firm is committed to providing you personal attention throughout the course of your claim and will pursue every possible means of compensation on your behalf. Whether you have medical costs, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, our efforts will be towards maximizing your potential settlement.
It is never easy to get through a difficult situation where you suffer an motorcycle accident. We strive to provide caring and compassionate representation. Our goal is simple: resolve your claim fairly, effortlessly and as quickly as possible. If your case requires that a lawsuit be pursued, rest assured that the experienced and successful attorneys at Liberty & Associates will still have the same goal.
Contact Liberty & Associates to discuss your motorcycle accident claim.
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