You Don’t Have to Face Your Case Alone
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating. Motorcyclists are more likely to be injured or killed during a crash because they lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle. Whether your family has suffered a death or severe injury, you may be entitled to compensation if another person was at fault. At Huber Thomas & Marcelle, our motorcycle accident lawyers have helped our clients recoup millions of dollars in damages. This can help your family with long-term medical care, loss of wages, and more.
What is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents?
If you've driven a motorcycle for a while, you know that motorcycle drivers don't cause most crashes. They go through more training. And, they know they have to be aware of risks on the road.
"The Hurt Report" found that in two-thirds of car and motorcycle collisions, the passenger car violated the motorcyclist's right-of-way. The main causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Cars turning left in front of motorcyclists
- Vehicles changing lanes and hitting motorcyclist
- Other factors, like weather, inebriation, or poor road conditions
The Hurt Report was one of the first of its kind to study these issues, and these statistics are likely more egregious now with a higher rate of distracted drivers. Crashes involving a motorcycle and another vehicle account for 56% of all motorcycle-related deaths.
At Huber, Thomas & Marcelle, our lawyers work with the best motorcycle crash experts in the nation. This allows us to reconstruct the scene and make sure that an independent and fair investigation produces the most credible evidence for our clients.
How many motorcycle injuries and fatalities occur each year?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclist fatalities were 29 times more likely to occur than during a passenger car crash.
In 2016, there were 4,976 motorcyclist fatalities. This accounts for 13% of all motor vehicle crash deaths. Unfortunately, this number has been increasing since 1997. Fatalities in 2016 were double the amount of deaths in 1997.
These crashes can also lead to catastrophic injuries. In 2015, an estimated 88,000 motorcyclists were injured on the road. The most common injuries, especially when the driver wasn't wearing a helmet, are traumatic brain injuries.
These injuries can lead to life-long costs related to:
- Long-term medical care
- Specialized medical equipment
- Lost wages
It's important that you seek legal counsel if you're injured in an accident. A trial-proven attorney will take the necessary steps to make sure you get the compensation you need to recover after a motorcycle accident.
Find help with Huber Thomas & Marcelle
If you've suffered from a motorcycle accident, you don't have to face your case alone.
You need expert help to get the compensation you need to cover your long-term costs. At Huber Thomas & Marcelle, we're tireless advocates for our clients. Our personal injury lawyers help you navigate insurance claims, hospital bills, and more. And, we clearly explain as much as we can, so you always have the information you need about your case, when you need it.
Our team at Huber Thomas & Marcelle has helped bring hundreds of cases to trial, with millions awarded to our clients. See victories. Give us a call now for a free and confidential consultation about your case.