According to a government survey conducted in 2013, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 26 times the number of fatal car accidents. This figure increased in a 2015 survey showing motorcycle deaths had risen by 10%. As a matter of fact, 2015 was one of only three years in recorded history where there were more than 5,000 motorcycle deaths in the USA.
Why is this number so high?
Motorcycle fatalities are common because they are narrower than the width of cars, and with limited visibility, motorcyclists are nearly invisible to the eye of a car driver. Car drivers only perceive what they expect to see on the road, which is mainly cars; most don’t look for slender, smaller motor vehicles. This is why many car drivers involved in motorcycle-car accidents say, “[the motorcycle] came out of nowhere.”
How can we prevent these accidents?
Parvey & Frankel attorneys specialize in motorcycle accident cases and provide free consultations. If you or a family member has been injured or killed while riding a motorcycle, it might not be your fault. If you are a victim of someone else’s carelessness, Parvey & Frankel will help you receive compensation you can put toward your recovery. Don’t Go It Alone, contact us today.[ssba]