Our Motorcycle Lawyers Are Helping Accident Victims
A recent study found that drivers of cars or trucks — not motorcyclists — are the cause of most motorcycle accidents involving more than just the bike.
As lawyers, we know how devastating a motorcycle accident can be. Drivers of other vehicles must be extremely careful when sharing the road with motorcycles or scooters. The most common causes of these accidents include:
- Inattentive driving
- Alcohol or drug use
- Disobeying traffic laws
- Defective motorcycle or vehicle
All bikers know the risks on the road, and most take safety precautions to avoid an accident. Sadly, even when bikers make sure all safety measures are in place, they cannot prevent the actions of a negligent car or truck driver.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Many bikers don’t know where to turn or what to do after they’re involved in an accident. Getting immediate medical attention and sound legal advice are the best decisions a biker can make after any accident.
Several of our motorcycle accident attorneys ride motorcycles themselves. So we understand first-hand how quickly a motorcycle accident can happen, and how unexpected the injuries can be.
Our lawyers have seen the road through your eyes, and can help you with your case.
If you or a family member has been hurt, The Barnes Firm’s motorcycle lawyers can help. Reach out for a free consultation, or give us a call anytime – day or night.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Almost all accidents can be prevented by paying attention and following the rules of the road. Here are some figures that show the impact of motorcycle accidents:
- 4,700 – the number of deadly motorcycle crashes each year.
- 13% – the percentage of all traffic accidents attributed to motorcycle crashes.
- 27% – the percentage of motorcyclists who were unlicensed and involved in deadly crashes.
- 35% of all motorcycle accidents involve a rider over the age of 50.
- 30% of all motorcycle accidents involve a rider under the age of 29.
- 1,630 – the number of motorcyclists who were not wearing a helmet in a deadly crash.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, please call The Barnes Firm for a free consultation.