Have you purchased a motorcycle recently? According to the Los Angeles Times, motorcycle sales during the first quarter of 2015 increased 8.2 percent. The newspaper reported that this data reflects sales from the 20 leading motorcycle brands. Although this is good news for the economy, some safety experts think that it will result in an increased number of motorcycle accidents occurring nationally.
According to the Times, the Governors Highway Safety Association said that motorcycle accident fatalities in 2014 remained high, while other forms of transportation accidents decreased. The newspaper reported that although motorcycles only account for 3 percent of vehicles on the road, nationwide, riders and passengers are involved in 14 percent of all motor vehicle-related deaths.
The total number of motorcycle fatalities in 2014 was expected to total 4,584 nationwide, once all data is gathered, the news source reported. This is double the number of deaths that occurred in the late 1990s, as motorcycle sales have been on the rise. Sadly, motorcyclists are 26 percent more likely to die in accidents than other vehicle occupants are.
Can I Hold Another Driver Responsible for a Motorcycle Accident?
If you are injured or your loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident, you should speak to an attorney about your legal rights. Often, motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers on the road, who do not respect cyclists and commit dangerous acts.
This includes when a driver tailgates, makes a sudden lane change or does not pay attention to blind spots. When these forms of negligence occur, our Atlantic City motorcycle accident attorneys can fight to ensure that your family receives compensation to help pay for your injuries or the loss of your loved one’s income.
Our attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience representing motorcycle accident victims in Atlantic City. We are available to answer your questions by calling the number located on this page.
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