If you have recently been involved in a motorcycle accident and suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Motorcycle accidents may result in serious injuries or death. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the accident was caused by driver error, someone's negligence, a design flaw or a manufacturing defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
In 2002 over 3,000 people were killed in motorcycle accidents and approximately another 65,000 were injured. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Safety Administration categorizes Motor Vehicles into six types. The table below summarizes Motorcycle rider injuries and fatalities from 1990 to 2002. See Automobile Accidents for statistics relating to passenger cars and Truck Accidents for statistics pertaining to pickup trucks, passenger vans, sport utility vehicles, etc.
| ||Number of|
Motorcycle Occupants Injured or Killed
Vehicle Miles Traveled
|1990||4,259,462 ||9,557 ||84,000||3,244 |
|1991||4,177,365 ||9,178 ||80,000||2,806 |
|1992||4,065,118 ||9,557 ||65,000||2,395 |
|1993||3,977,856 ||9,906 ||59,000||2,449 |
|1994||3,756,555 ||10,240 ||57,000||2,320 |
|1995||3,897,191 ||9,797 ||57,000||2,227 |
|1996||3,871,599 ||9,920 ||55,000||2,161 |
|1997||3,826,373 ||10,081 ||53,000||2,116 |
|1998||3,879,450 ||10,283 ||49,000||2,294 |
|1999||4,152,433 ||10,584 ||50,000||2,483 |
|2000||4,346,068 ||10,469 ||58,000||2,897 |
|2001||4,903,056 ||9,529 ||60,000||3,197 |
|Total||--- ||--- ||792,000||33,833 |
Motorcycle accident personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
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