Indiana Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
A motorcycle rider or passenger is much more likely to be injured or killed in any type of collision. In fact, 4388 motorcyclists died in accidents in the United States in 2011. That is more than double the amount of deaths recorded in 1997.
In Indiana alone, collisions involving motorcycles increased 3.6% in 2011, while fatal accidents involving motorcycles increased 6.4%, from 110 in 2010 to 117 in 2011.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
- 46% of motorcyclist deaths in 2011 occurred in single-vehicle crashes, and 54% were in multiple-vehicle crashes.
- 80% of motorcyclist deaths in 2011 occurred between April and October, peaking during July and August.
- 49% occurred on weekends, and more than 50% occurred on major roads other than interstates and freeways.
Without the protection of airbags and a steel framework provided by an automobile, a motorcycle is at a great disadvantage in a collision. Traumatic injuries and death are much more likely to occur.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, call Tom Blackburn, The Man With a Bike, for a free home, hospital, or office visit.