According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the last decade alone there have been over 290,000 motorcycle accidents. Of those, over 11,000 proved to be fatal. There are currently over 8 million motorcycles registered in the United States, representing 18.5 billion miles driven per year. According to the NHTSA, there were 24.93 fatalities from motorcycle accidents per 100,000 registered motorcycles in 2011. This number has dropped considerably from the earlier part of this decade, due in part to better safety equipment and motorist information programs encouraging drivers of other vehicles to watch out for motorcyclists.
Despite this decline in fatalities, the risk of injury and death while operating a motorcycle remain high. This is because there are more cars on the roads and more distractions to the drivers of those cars. Too often, an accident has occurred before the driver of a car has even seen the motorcyclist.
All drivers have a duty to drive responsibly, but some drivers do not take that duty seriously. Most automobile and motorcycle accidents are entirely preventable, so when an accident does occur it is generally because someone made a mistake. Those mistakes can cause serious pain and suffering, loss of income, emotional and psychological damage, and a host of other consequences.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident in North Florida or Southwest Georgia, the attorneys at Scott & Wallace in Tallahassee, Florida can help. Contact attorneys Robert Scott & Clint Wallace for a free consultation.
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