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2010 Motorcycle Accident Statistics

2010 Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released preliminary statistics for 2010 motorcycle accidents. At first glance, the data seems encouraging, since it shows that motorcycle accident fatalities have decreased by about 2% compared to 2009 statistics. However, the number of accident fatalities in New York actually increased sharply, bucking the national trend.

A closer look at the national data reveals plenty of reason to remain concerned about the severity and frequency of motorcycle accidents on America’s roadways. Below are a few points to consider:

· The decrease in motorcycle accident deaths from 2008 to 2009 was 16%. From 2009 to 2010, it is a mere 2%.

· This minor reduction in fatal accidents seems to be concentrated around the first half of the 2010. Motorcycle accident fatalities actually rose in the second half of the year.

· The use of government-approved motorcycle helmets decreased significantly in 2010. This could lead to a greater number of injuries or deaths in 2011.

Ultimately, if you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, statistics are unimportant. You deserve a chance to be heard and quality legal representation to help you pursue fair compensation for your losses.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced Bronx motorcycle accident lawyer Charles N. Rock. We represent motorcycle accident victims throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn Queens, Manhattan Poughkeepsie and Kingston areas of New York.
Category: Car Accidents
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