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Statistics show seriousness of motorcycle accidents

When the weather begins to warm in spring and summer, New Yorkers tend to leave their homes more to enjoy outdoor activities. One of these activities is riding motorcycles. As a result, this time of year often sees a significant increase in the number of motorcyclists on the road.

This means that the other drivers on the road need to be much more vigilant in making sure they are aware of and avoid colliding with motorcyclists. This is especially important because motorcyclists tend to suffer much more severe injuries when in motorcycle accidents than those travelling in cars and trucks since they have very little protection compared to those in other vehicles. In fact, statistics show that motorcyclist deaths account for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, but motorcyclists represent only two percent of registered vehicles. This demonstrates the dangerousness of these types of accidents.

Statistics also show that motorcycles are more likely to be involved in certain types of accidents than other vehicles. These types of wrecks include those that occur when one vehicle tries to pass another and when cars turn. This is most likely because other motorists do not see motorcycles as well as they see other vehicles.

These accidents can be very costly for victims. Medical bills can quickly accumulate, and if people are unable to work as a result of the injuries they have suffered then they may not have any income. However, if a negligent driver caused the accident, then that motorist may be held liable for any damages inflicted. However, this requires the successful pursuit of a personal injury lawsuit.

There are many motorcycle accidents each year in New York, and many riders are injured and even killed as a result. These victims and their families can be left in a very difficult position both physical and financially, but they may be entitled to compensation for their losses. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation of these accidents as well as how to build strong legal arguments in support of a personal injury claim. Therefore, it is wise for those who have been negatively affected by a motorcycle accident to discuss the matter with a qualified legal professional.

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