Motorcycle Accidents Injury Statistics
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Apr 22, 2010 in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents have been on the rise for the past several years. But in 2009 the number of people killed in motorcycle crashes went down significantly according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Fatal motorcycle crashes decreased by about 16 %. Fatal Motorcycle accidents in Maryland decreased 26% Motorcycle crashes in Washington, D.C. decreased 38%. Motorcycle accidents in Virginia decreased by 13%. The authors of this report about motorcycle deaths caution that there is no clear reason for the decline, and it could just be a blip on the radar. In the ten years ending in 2007 the number of motorcycle fatalities rose from 2,116 to 5154 and the number of injuries per year doubled to about 107,000. If you or a loved one are involved in a motorcycle crash and you suffer injuries, call so that we can help you. Quite often the police will assume that the motorcycle driver is at fault for the crash just because they are on a motorcycle. Of course this is not always the case and there are many crashes involving motorcycles where the at-fault driver is the operator of a car, truck or van. If you are involved in a Maryland motorcycle accident, call us at 301-589-2999 ext. 102. Our lawyers will fight to protect your rights.