Here's a look at some relatively recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- In 2007 - the number of deaths on motorcycles was about 37 times higher than in cars, per mile traveled.
- From 1997 to 2008 - the number of deaths on motorcycles doubled, to reach the highest years on record since the NHTSA started collecting data.
Other numbers compiled from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia:
- 1992-2002 - Georgia motorcycle registrations increased from 61,674 to 109,174. Accordingly, motorcycle deaths increased a whopping 55% from 55 to 85.
These numbers serve as a grim reminder of just how important it is to wear motorcycle safety gear and follow precautionary rules to prevent motorcycle accident injuries. Motorcyclists have much going against them, including less stability with emergency braking, high performance speeds, lack of visibility to other motorists and the lack of safety restraints.
Motorcycle accidents are common and, unfortunately, injuries are typically much more severe than with car accidents.
Consequently, in the case of motorcycle accident injuries, there is a strong probability that your life may be permanently altered. This may necessitate the services of an Atlanta personal injury attorney to fight your case. Whether you're dealing with the insurance company of another liable party or are in a courtroom situation, if you've been severely injured, you'll need someone who recognizes the extent of compensation you'll need.
When to Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic 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.