Representing Motorcycle Accident Victims
Like all other motorized vehicles, a motorcycle can be a useful and enjoyable means of transportation. But, it can also be incredibly dangerous.
More than 120,000 motorcyclists have died in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety and National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. Per vehicle mile, motorcyclists are about 26 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash.
We recovered $430,000 for a Queens motorcyclist hit by a bus. The biker slid more than 60 feet, breaking his left hip and hand. He required two months of rehabilitation in a special facility.
And the statistics associated with motorcycle injuries are getting worse. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2002 report on motorcycles shows that the number of fatal motorcycle crashes is on the rise. In recent years, both fatality and injury rates have steadily increased. In 2002, 3,244 motorcyclists were killed and an additional 65,000 were injured in motorcycle crashes in the United States. In fact, the fatality rate for motorcyclists has dramatically increased during the past 10 years.
To a motorcycle accident attorney, the injuries that can result from motorcycle accidents are depressingly familiar: brain and spinal cord injuries; fractures; abrasions; internal and soft tissue injuries; burn injuries; and just about every other injury associated with the operation of other motorized vehicles.
If you have suffered injuries from a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle lawyers at Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP. For a free consultation, call 212-571-7171.
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