Annually, over 60,000 motorcyclists are injured in traffic incidents in the United States and of those, nearly 4,000 are killed in traffic accidents. Just in the past month here in Bartow County, Georgia, we have had two separate motorcyclists who died as a result of others pulling out in front of them. Sometimes motorcycle riders are at fault, weaving through congested lanes and using the shoulder to get around traffic. Other times, the blame falls on distracted drivers who are used to seeing full-sized automobiles out of the corner of their eye, but not the smaller profile of a motorcycle. If you have suffered serious injuries due to a motorcycle collision, please contact the skilled attorneys at Blake Scoggins Law.
When compared to being inside a car, truck or SUV, motorcyclists are 21 times more likely to die in a crash and 50 times more like to be injured when involved in an accident. Motorcycles account for approximately 2% of registered vehicles in the United States, but weigh in at 85% of all traffic deaths. You can find more statistics about motorcycle accidents by going to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute.
As in all traffic accidents, it is essential to preserve all evidence and investigate the accident scene to establish negligence. In addition, expert witnesses and physicians need to completely evaluate all injuries. When someone is negligent behind the wheel of a vehicle and causes a motorcyclist to be involved in an accident, that person may be obligated to pay for another’s personal injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one is a victim of a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Blake Scoggins Law today.