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Motorcycle Accidents, Injuries & Deaths

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 *** MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS, INJURIES & DEATHS ***  

The Fox Law Firm is Reviewing Potential MOTORCYCLE Claims

  • Death
  • Serious Injury

Have you been severely injured in an accident involving a motorcycle?  

Have your loved ones been severely injured – or even died – in an accident involving a motorcycle?  

If so, you should contact us immediately to protect your legal rights.  

You may have a claim for legal compensation.  

Contact The Fox Law Firm for superior legal representation.  

A motorcycle (also called a motor-bicycle, a motorbike, a bike, or a cycle) is a single-track, two-wheeled motor vehicle that is specifically powered by an engine.  

Motorcycles can vary considerably - depending upon the nature of the task for which they have been designed, such as long-distance travel, navigating congested traffic in urban environments, cruising, sport and racing, or off-road conditions.  

Today, in many parts of the world, motorcycles are among the least expensive, and most widespread, forms of motorized transport available.  

In 2006, 4,810 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in the United States, which was an increase of 5 per cent over the 4,576 killed in 2005.  

In addition, there were 88,000 motorcycle-related injuries in 2006. No less than 137,000 U.S. motorcyclists have been killed in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety and National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act in 1966. 

Motorcyclists are approximately 37 more times likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash; and are 8 times more likely to be injured. 

In 2006, in the U.S., motorcyclists accounted for 11 per cent of all traffic fatalities, 13 per cent of all occupant fatalities, and 4 per cent of all occupants injured. 

In 2006, 2,537 (which amounts to 51%) of all motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with another type of motor vehicle in transport.  

In two-vehicle crashes, 79 percent of  the motorcycles involved were impacted in the front.

Only 5 percent were struck from behind. 

Motorcycles are more likely to be involved in a fatal collision with a fixed object than are other vehicles.

In 2006, 25 percent of the motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with fixed objects, compared to 18 percent for passenger cars, 12 percent for light trucks, and 3 percent for large trucks.  

In 2006, there were 2,226 two-vehicle fatal crashes involving a motorcycle and another type of vehicle.  

In 40 percent (883) of these crashes, the other vehicle was turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle.

Both vehicles were going straight in 582 crashes (26%).  

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