Survival rates in motorcycle accidents will never be as good as they are for drivers of passenger
vehicles and in most cases it is the driver of a motor vehicle that causes fatal accidents. These
drivers are not as aware of traffic around them, believe that the motorcycle rider can stop faster
than what they actually can or after the accident they swear they did not see the bike.
of these instances can mean death to the rider, because all they have for protection is their helmet
and any possible protective clothing, known to bikers as leathers.
The statistics prove that survival rates in motorcycle accidents can be deadly, with as many as
4,778 people killed during the year of 2006 nationwide and that number has climbed each year.
The major cause of these accidents were due to collisions with vehicles, the statistics again
show that three-quarters of motorcycle accidents involved a collision with another vehicle and in
most cases it was a passenger vehicle. The dominate factor is the driver claiming they did not see
the motorcycle prior to colliding with them or else did not see it in time to avoid the collision.
That shows that even if the motorcyclist is following all the rules of the road, traveling at
the specified speed limit and aware of traffic around them, the driver that is negligent will cause
Motorcycle riders can suffer many types of injuries that include traumatic head injuries, broken
bones, neck and spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, cuts and gashes, plus scrapes that are
known as road rash.
These injures when not fatal can take months to heal from, which means
that the rider will have medical bills, possible surgeries, ongoing medical care, rehabilitation,
loss of wages and in some cases the injuries can be a lifelong disability. In cases where the
motorcycle accident is fatal, the family will be emotionally and financially stressed.
The survival rates in motorcycle accidents include motorcycle accidents that occur in Long
Beach and that will mean to hold the driver responsible for their negligence having the
representation of an Ehline motorcycle accident
attorney who will protect the motorcycle rider’s rights to compensation. The Long Beach
advocate has the experience and resources necessary to hold the negligent rider accountable and
their insurance company responsible for the injuries to the rider.
From Ehline Law Firm PC.
6700 East Pacific Coast Highway Suite 275, Long Beach, CA
90803 (562) 342-9092
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