Motorcycle Accidents in Michigan

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Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11 percent of all roadway accidents in the United States involve motorcycles. Additionally, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than occupants of passenger cars. Approximately 4,000 motorcyclists die on U.S. highways every year.

Head injuries are the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents, and helmet use is credited with reducing the risk of death by 37 percent. More than half of all motorcyclist deaths involve at least one other vehicle, and the most common situation resulting in a fatality is when the other vehicle is turning left and the motorcycle is going straight.

Causes

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a great many things, including speeding and alcohol use. Poor weather, roadway defects, driving in the blind spot of another motorist, and intentional hostile actions can all precipitate an accident. Regardless of the cause, however, the main reason motorcycle accidents are so fatal is because of the lack of protection a motorcycle offers in the event of a crash.

Nevertheless, many accidents might be avoided altogether if drivers of automobiles, trucks, buses, and SUVs were more aware and considerate of motorcycles and their place on the road. Negligence by other drivers is frequently the reason that a law-abiding motorcyclist is seriously injured or killed in an accident.

Consequences

Around 67,000 motorcyclists are injured every year as a result of traffic accidents. Because of the lack of protection upon impact, motorcycle injuries are often very serious. Many motorcyclists (drivers and passengers alike) sustain life-altering injuries that require specialized care and a modified home environment for the rest of their lives.

Anyone suffering through these circumstances will feel the additional stress of worrying about how they will pay their medical bills and support their family during recovery. At Thurswell Law, we understand how important it is to obtain fair and full compensation to assist you with replacing lost wages, medical expenses, and attendant care.

Motorcycle Accident Michigan Lawyer

We have extensive experience helping motorcycle accident victims and their families in Michigan, and we are here to help you. Call Thurswell Law,  your motorcycle accident Michigan lawyer, for a free consultation at 1-866-354-5544 today. No fee unless you collect.

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Southfield, MI 48075

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