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Reviewing motorcyclist fatality statistics

On Behalf of | Nov 25, 2022 | Firm News

If you like to ride a motorcycle, it is essential to understand the serious risks that you could come across on the road. Whether you become injured in a serious collision because of a speeding driver or someone collides with you after drinking alcohol, the impact of a crash can prove particularly devastating for motorcyclists.

Sadly, many motorcyclists lose their lives in these accidents. In fact, the government publishes data on motorcyclist fatalities, which sheds light on the prevalence of these tragic collisions.

Data on motorcycle accident deaths

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 5,500 motorcyclists lost their lives in traffic collisions over the course of 2020. In addition to thousands of deaths, even more motorcyclists became hurt in accidents during 2020. In fact, over 180,000 received emergency treatment due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle collision.

Although helmets help save lives, many motorcyclists continue to die as a result of reckless drivers.

Hardships after a fatal motorcycle accident

For the family members of motorcyclists who lose their lives on the road, a full emotional recovery could become impossible. Additionally, many families face serious financial hardships in addition to this emotional pain, and their sense of loss can make it even more difficult to deal with daily concerns. Funeral costs, medical bills and other problems affect many families as well.

If your family is struggling with the loss of a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, make sure you understand all of the details surrounding the accident. If another party’s negligence led to the fatal motorcycle crash, hold them answerable.