If you ask our motorcycle accidents attorneys, crashes are more dangerous than you might realize when you are outside of a car rather than inside of one. In fact, motorcycle accident statistics are downright scary when you factor in the amount of serious injuries and wrongful deaths that happen as a result every year. Here are some statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- In 2007, 103,000 U.S. citizens had motorcycle injuries.
- Over 50 percent of all motorcycle crashes were attributed to collisions with another vehicle.
- Speeding was a factor in 36 percent of motorcycle accidents.
- The number of registered motorcycles increased by more than 75 percent in the last 10 years.
- California has over 1.1 million licensed motorcyclists.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- In 2007, 5,100 people died in motorcycle accidents.
- More fatal motorcycle accidents happened in California, Florida and Texas than any other state. At least 490 people died in motorcycle accidents in California.
- Almost half of everyone killed were older than 40.
- Drinking was involved in 27 percent of fatal crashes.
- Motorcycle helmets are 67 percent effective at preventing brain injuries.
- Only 58 percent of motorcyclists wear a helmets.
- Helmets still save over 1,400 lives each year.
Why Hire Our Lawyers for Your Claim?
If youve suffered a motorcycle crash injury, our San Diego law firm can help. We have been handling motorcycle accident insurance claims since 1992. Our experienced motorcycle attorneys investigate your crash and communicate with insurance companies to get what you need. If you don’t have health insurance, we can even offer you some medical treatment resources.Call our bilingual law offices today at 1-858-551-2090 for a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle attorney. You may also click here to submit your case for a FREE online review. There is no cost for your initial consultation, and you owe nothing until we win your case.