Motorcycle Accident Statistics In New York State
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On the roads of Western New York, cars and trucks often share the road with motorcyclists. When motorcyclists take to the road, they should be able to feel as safe as they would in a car. However, it is an unfortunate fact that motorcyclists are at greater risk of serious injury or death than any car driver or passenger. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we hope to help educate drivers about the importance of safe driving practices when in a car or on a motorcycle, in order to help prevent future life-altering accidents.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strives each day to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York and beyond. If you are a motorcyclist who was injured because of the carelessness or negligence of someone else on the road, our team of highly experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York will work diligently and tenaciously to attempt to get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Since 2005, our firm has battled to obtain over $175,000,000 in damages for our injured clients. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for the help that you need. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues a summary of noteworthy motorcycle accident facts every year, including some of the following information:
- In 2018, 4,985 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the United States, a 5% decrease from 2017.
- Motorcyclists are statistically over-represented in traffic accident fatalities.
- According to Traffic Safety Marketing, motorcyclists were 27% more likely to die in a traffic accident than an occupant of a motor vehicle.
- In 2017, 29% of motorcyclists killed were not operating the motorcycle with a valid license.
- Of the motorcyclists who were killed in 2017, 32% were found to be speeding prior to the accident.
- In 2017, 28% of motorcyclists killed in an accident were operating their motorcycle while impaired by alcohol.
Motorcyclists are at a greater risk of injury or death in an accident because of how exposed they are. The heavy, metal frame of a car protects its driver, while a motorcyclist him or herself is often the first point of contact in an accident. Motorcyclists are particularly at risk of harm if they do not wear helmets or other protective gear. Of motorcyclists killed in 2017 across the United States, 39% were not wearing a proper helmet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the use of helmets reduces the risk of death in a motorcycle accident by 37%, and that the use of helmets reduces the risk of head injury in a motorcycle accident by 69%.
Disciplined, dedicated and determined, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have battled to obtain winning results for individuals who were involved in a motorcycle personal injury accident. If you, or someone you love, suffered a personal injury or death resulting from a motorcycle accident, call us today for the compassionate care you deserve. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has gained a thorough understanding of the impact that a motorcycle accident can have on a person’s life. Call our Buffalo, New York motorcycle crash lawyers today for your free consultation at 716-839-3939. We will work to attempt to get you the compensation and peace of mind you deserve.
ARE YOU ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF MOTORCYCLE RIDERS THAT WERE INJURED THIS YEAR IN AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S NEGLIGENCE ON THE ROAD?
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identified the most prevalent environmental characteristics surrounding fatal motorcycle crashes in 2017. These include:
- Urban Areas: 60% of motorcycle crashes resulting in a fatality occurred in urban, as opposed to rural, areas.
- Not at an Intersection: 65% of fatal motorcycle crashes were not at an intersection.
- Clear or Cloudy Weather: 97% of crashes resulting in the death of a motorcyclist occurred in cloudy or clear weather conditions, as opposed to rainy or foggy conditions.
- Daylight: 58% of fatal motorcycle crashes occurred during the daylight hours.
By making themselves as visible as possible to other drivers, following the rules of the road, driving defensively and wearing protective gear and helmets, motorcyclists can increase their chances of remaining safe on the road.
Together, we can all work to provide a safe driving environment for all users of the roadways of Western New York. Unfortunately, accidents do still happen and they can have serious consequences and greatly impact the lives of those involved. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. our dedicated team of motorcycle accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York are here to help lessen the burden a motorcycle accident has on your life and the lives of those you love. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, call us TODAY. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced team will investigate your case, determine who is liable to you and fight aggressively and tenaciously in an attempt to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 716-839-3939 TODAY. Don’t wait!
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