Motorcycles are less stable than cars and less visible to other drivers. In a crash, motorcyclists lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to die in a traffic collision than passenger vehicle occupants, and 5 times more likely to be injured.
NHTSA reports that 4,957 motorcycle riders were killed one recent year, marking a 7 percent increase. That same year, 93,000 motorcyclists were injured in crashes. Motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, with a fatality rate of 23.41 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, as compared to 0.90 for passenger cars.
At Kraft & Associates, P.C., we represent people who have been injured and the families of those who have been killed in motorcycle accidents. Our experienced Dallas motorcycle accident lawyers are compassionate, effective and dedicated to getting results for our clients.
If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, we urge you to contact our firm right away for a free consultation. You should talk to a lawyer before you talk to insurance adjusters and before you sign anything.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Crashes
Motorcycle accident injuries can be catastrophic in many cases. Any part of the body can be injured in a motorcycle crash.
According to a study conducted by NHTSA, most fatal and incapacitating injuries are sustained when the point of impact is the front of the motorcycle. The following are some of the more common injuries suffered by motorcycle riders:
Legal Help for Motorcycle Injury Victims
If your motorcycle accident and injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers can help you pursue the maximum compensation you may be entitled to receive. Our firm has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for thousands of clients.
We are a professional and established firm, and our friendly lawyers and staff are easy to talk to. We offer a free case evaluation with no obligation to our prospective clients. Time may be of the essence, as evidence many need to be preserved and an independent accident investigation may need to be conducted. Our main goal is to obtain the best possible results in your case.