While most drivers are surrounded by the steel frame of a sedan, motorcyclists can be at the mercy of the road, weather, and various other hazards. Per vehicle miles traveled in 2020, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely to die in a crash than occupants of a motor vehicle and four times more likely to be injured, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
According to the NHTSA, safe motorcycling “takes balance, coordination, and good judgment.” But sometimes no matter what precautions are taken, other motorists on the road who act negligently can inflict serious bodily injuries.
Motorcyclists can wear helmets, leather jackets, boots, gloves, and other protective equipment to mitigate the risk of serious injury. According to some sources, 5,579 motorcyclists died in 2020, an increase from prior years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helmet use saves thousands of lives each year.
Here are some possible injuries that can be sustained in a motorcycle accident:
No matter the precautions taken, anyone who rides a motorcycle on New York roads is unfortunately at risk of becoming involved in an accident. If you are involved in an accident and are seeking legal representation so you can make a claim for pain and suffering, you’re bound to have questions. The attorneys at William Mattar, P.C. would be honored to review the circumstances of your unique case to see if they can help. Contact us online or by calling (844) 444-4444.