Each year, an average of 4,800 motorcyclists are killed in a crash.
That number is higher than it should be. But even more surprising is the number of people injured in a motorcycle crash.
In 2015 (the most recently compiled data), there were 88,000 motorcycle injuries. Because of the nature of a motorcycle wreck, these injuries can be severe and catastrophic and are often life-changing events for the injured rider.
At Blase Inzina Injury Attorneys, we know that your bike is not just a mode of transportation.
It’s a way of life. It’s who you are.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, our goal is not just to help you get financially compensated.
We want to help you get back to doing what you love.
Common Misconceptions About Motorcycle Crashes:
Motorcycle crashes occur more often during low light hours
The majority of motorcycle wrecks occur during daylight hours. In fact, only 38% of motorcycle crashes happen when its dark.
Bikers are more likely to be involved in a crash during rainy conditions
It seems likely that motorcycle crashes would occur during times of low visibility, like during a rain storm, but actually a shocking 97% of motorcycle wrecks happen during clear or cloudy conditions.
motorcycle wrecks are more common on interstates
Surprisingly, 91% of motorcycle crashes take place on non-interstate roadways. Though it seems like motorcycle wrecks would be more apt to take place in high speed situations, it is simply not the case. Interstate lanes tend to be wider, have a more consistent traffic flow, and less danger from oncoming traffic making the interstate a statistically safer place for a biker to be.
Most motorcyclists do not wear helmets
It might seem that motorcycle crashes are so severe because of the rider’s failure to wear a helmet. Actually, though, in 2017, 65.2% of motorcyclists wore helmets that were approved by the Department of Transportation. An additional 7% of riders wore helmets that had not been approved by the Department of Transportation. (Louisiana requires all riders to wear a DOT-compliant helmet. Arizona only requires a DOT-compliant helmet in riders under 17 years of age.)