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Motorcycle Accident Statistics

More and more people in the United States choose to ride a motorcycle, especially with high gasoline prices. Owning a motorcycle is intoxicating and exciting - the freedom and intimacy it creates is quite an experience. Every time you get onto the road, another adventure begins.

For all of you motorcycle riders out there, please pay attention to the following:

According to a recent report from The Governors Highway Safety Association, there has been a nine percent increase in motorcycle deaths during 2012 - more than 5,000 lives have been lost. As this isn't enough, this is the 14th out of 15 years that motorcycle deaths increased.

There will always be a risk of injury and death for motorcyclists of all ages and skill levels. We're talking about mild road rash to becoming a paraplegic. Are you aware that motorcycle accidents do more damage to an individual and their family than any other accident?

Facing the aftermath is traumatic. The odds of suffering from permanent and life-threatening injuries are extremely high.

The GHSA statistics suggest:

  • Wear a helmet - proven to be 37 percent effective at preventing fatal injuries
  • Do not drink/use drugs - more than 29 percent of injured riders had a blood alcohol
    concentration at or above the legal limit of .08%
  • Do not speed - 35 percent of riders killed were speeding
  • Obtaining training
  • Make sure you are licensed - 22 percent of riders did not have a valid motorcycle
  • Share the road

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and suffered an injury, it is important to consult with an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney. Call the Law Offices of Peach & Weathers to make sure your legal rights are protected and the insurance company does not take advantage of you.

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