McAllen Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Riding a motorcycle is a dangerous proposition, as anyone who has ever gotten in the saddle knows well. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that motorcycle riders are statistically 35 times more likely to die on the road than are those riding in passenger automobiles. Head injury is the leading cause of death among motorcyclists, despite the fact that the head is the one part of the body which is most well-protected in the event of a collision. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 54 percent of all fatal motorcycle crashes in 2011 involved multiple vehicles, and the leading age group for riders in such accidents was riders who were over 50 years of age. Having a larger or more powerful bike did not increase the risk of accident, since nearly half of all collisions - 47 percent - involved motorcycles with engines of 1,000 ccs or smaller. More than half of the fatal motorcycle crashes in 2011 occurred on non-interstate major roads such as boulevards and state highways.
We Fight for Injured Motorcycle Riders
At Guerra & Farah, PLLC, we understand that the motorcycle accident which injured you or claimed the life of a loved one is more than just a statistic. Our personal injury attorneys in McAllen are committed to helping accident victims and their families recover financial compensation for their losses, and if your accident was caused by the other party, we want to fight for you! Take your first step towards claiming monetary damages now by filling out our
free case evaluation form so that we can review the situation and determine whether you have grounds to file a personal injury or
wrongful death claim.
Motorcycle Accidents Caused by the Other Driver
Car and truck drivers are frequently proven to be at fault for causing motorcycle accidents. For example, the Hurt Report, a landmark study which was commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission in the early 1980s, found that approximately two-thirds of all collisions between motorcycles and automobiles are caused by the driver. This is due in large part to the fact that many drivers simply do not pay the full attention that they should while behind the wheel, and as a consequence they commonly fail to notice a motorcycle approaching at an intersection or riding in the adjacent lane. Whatever the cause of your accident, you should not be forced to pay the price if it was not your fault!
Contact us now for your free consultation to tell us your story and find out how much your claim for damages may be worth!