Motorcyclists experience a death rate 35 times greater than the
occupants of cars; most of the injuries are to the head and the use of helmets
reduces the risk of fatal head injury about one third, and the risk of facial
injury by two thirds. Fractures of the lower extremities are also common in
motorcyclists, occurring in approximately 40% of motorcyclists hospitalized
for non-fatal injuries.
Because of their small size and fast acceleration rate, motorcycles are often
not seen in time by drivers of larger vehicles. This puts the motorcycle rider
at risk. More than 30% of motor vehicle/motorcycle collisions occur at intersections
because the driver did not see the motorcyclist in time. Learning how to be
seen is one of the most important skills motorcycle riders need to have.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to discuss
your rights, please call us immediately or request a free case review.
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