Anyone Can Be at Risk for a Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Georgia

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According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 140 fatal motorcycle accidents in Georgia in 2009. These fatalities were among people of all ages, at all hours of the day and on all types of road conditions.

Age is a factor in evaluating fatal motorcycle accident statistics, but it also shows that riders of nearly any age can become a victim of a serious crash. The majority of riders killed in fatal accidents in 2009 were between the ages of 35 and 44.

The 2009 statistics show that while a fatal motorcycle accident can occur at any hour, the majority of the crashes in Georgia happened within the hours of 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends, covering roughly 30% of the total weekend fatalities that year.

Weather also plays a factor in the occurrence of fatal accidents. There are often more accidents at night and during rainy or snowy weather where visibility is low and pavement is slick. It's important to use caution when riding in bad weather, and you should seek shelter if conditions become too dangerous to travel.

By examining the annual Georgia motorcycle accident statistics released by NHTSA, you can get a better idea of how fatal motorcycle accidents happen to avoid becoming a victim of one. 

Contacting a GA Accidents Attorney for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a motorcycle accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.

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