According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 54 percent of
all fatal motorcycle crashes in 2011 involved multiple vehicles, and the
leading age group for riders in such accidents was riders who were over
50 years of age. Having a larger or more powerful bike did not increase
the risk of accident, since nearly half of all collisions - 47 percent
- involved motorcycles with engines of 1,000 ccs or smaller. More than
half of the fatal motorcycle crashes in 2011 occurred on non-interstate
major roads such as boulevards and state highways.
We Fight for Injured Motorcycle Riders
At Farah Law, we understand that the motorcycle accident which injured
you or claimed the life of a loved one is more than just a statistic. Our
personal injury attorneys in McAllen are committed to helping accident victims and their families recover financial
compensation for their losses, and if your accident was caused by the
other party, we want to fight for you! Take your first step towards claiming
monetary damages now by contacting us for a free case evaluation so that
we can review the situation and determine whether you have grounds to
file a personal injury or
wrongful death claim.
Motorcycle Accidents Caused by the Other Driver
Car and truck drivers are frequently proven to be at fault for causing
motorcycle accidents. For example, the
Hurt Report, a landmark study which was commissioned by the National Highway Traffic
Safety Commission in the early 1980s, found that approximately two-thirds
of all collisions between motorcycles and automobiles are caused by the
driver. This is due in large part to the fact that many drivers simply
do not pay the full attention that they should while behind the wheel,
and as a consequence they commonly fail to notice a motorcycle approaching
at an intersection or riding in the adjacent lane. Whatever the cause
of your accident, you should not be forced to pay the price if it was
not your fault!
Contact us now for your free consultation to tell us your story and find out how
much your claim for damages may be worth!