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Single-vehicle versus Multi-vehicle Motorcycle Accidents
Single-vehicle accidents. According to a report from October 2001 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 38,000 motorcycles have died in a single vehicle motorcycle crash between the years of 1975 and 1999. Single vehicle accidents usually involve the motorcycle crashing into some fixed object on the road. In 1999, NHTSA found single vehicle motorcycle crashes accounted for 46% of all motorcyclists fatalities, totaling 1,140 deaths. Between 1990 and 1999, single-vehicle accidents have remained fairly steady, accounting for anywhere between 43% to 47% of all motorcyclists fatalities.
Multi-vehicle accidents. The same report found that multiple vehicle accidents accounted for 54% of all motorcyclist fatalities in 1999, totaling 1,343. Statistics have remained steady between 1990 and 1999, ranging from approximately 1,220 fatalities to just over 1,770. They often occur when the driver of another vehicle violates the motorcyclists’ right of way.
What to do After a Motorcycle Accident
If you or someone you love has been in a motorcycle accident, the first step is to seek medical attention. Treatment will depend on the severity of the injury, but since most motorcycle accidents result in serious and debilitating injury or even death, the motorcyclist should be rushed to a hospital immediately after the collision.
Contact York Law Firm
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness or carelessness, York Law Firm can help. Our talented attorneys have the knowledge and the skill to prosecute your case. We can help apprise you of your legal rights and will work diligently to ensure that you are justly compensated for your injuries, your medical expenses (both past and future) and your pain and suffering. We invite you to fill out our free case evaluation.