While we wait for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to finalize their 2015 stats, we must refer to 2014 data for information about motorcycle accidents. In 2014, 92,000 motorcycle riders were injured and 4,586 died. These tragic circumstances can have a life-altering effect on injured riders and the families of those who passed away.
Motorcycle riders are more likely than other motorists to be killed in a crash because they do not have the protection offered by an enclosed vehicle cabin. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, statistics from 2014 show motorcycle fatalities were more than 27 times the number of car deaths, per mile driven. Motorcyclists were 5 times more likely to be injured.
In 2014, motorcycle crashes caused 4,295 deaths. Most of those fatalities (2,498, or 58%) were caused by multiple-vehicle accidents, while single-vehicle accidents (involving just a single motorcycle) caused 42% of the deaths. Thirty percent of the riders killed in 2014 were under the age of 30. Comparatively, in 1975, 80% of riders killed were under 30.
There are millions of motorcycles on US roads and highways. Like other motorists, motorcyclists have a right to the road. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, our experienced attorneys can review the details of your claim for free. Please call the Law Offices of Alan LeVar at (888) 220-7068. We are proud to serve people from across Arkansas, including Hot Springs, Conway, Texarkana, Arkadelphia and Little Rock.