A motorcycle rider is more likely to be involved in an accident, more likely to die from injuries sustained in an accident, and, according to new research, more likely to be harmed in a drunk driving accident. What gives? Read on to discover more about motorcycle dangers, and call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Let’s start with the numbers
Let us begin by discussing the danger and frequency of motorbike accidents. Motorcycles account for around 15% of all traffic deaths although accounting for only 3% of all registered vehicles on the road. Nearly a third of the motorcyclists had a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the legal limit of 0.08. Motorcyclists were involved in 43 percent of fatal crashes, and 43 percent of those involved had been drinking.
Only looking at weekend evenings, drunk driving was involved in 64% of all fatal motorcycle incidents involving a single car. As you can see, motorcycle accidents are not only more common per capita driver than automobile accidents, but they are also significantly more likely to involve alcohol.
Steps to take following a motorcycle accident
The actions to take after an accident, whether or not alcohol was involved, are the same. First, dial 911 for assistance. If there is at least $500 in property damage and/or someone is wounded, you should do this. Even mild injuries are included. Then take pictures to help your attorney show your injuries, the details of the accident, and your damages.
Your lawyer can assist you with your case
A personal injury attorney may be able to assist you in a number of ways if you were involved in a motorcycle accident in which someone else was at least partially at fault. First, we can deal with your insurance carrier on your behalf so you don’t have to. This not only relieves the pressure while you’re attempting to recover, but it also ensures that you don’t say something that could harm your case.
Witness interviews, police reports, and images can also help your attorney determine who was at fault in the collision. To get you the money you deserve, we can make sure you’re properly documenting your injuries and any healing concerns, such as scars. Loss of wages, pain and suffering, medical expenditures, and future medical costs are all possible damages.
If you want to learn more about your legal options, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We can help you figure out what your options are and offer you an honest judgment of what you should do next.