Motorcycle sales are at encouraging highs. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, sales in the first quarter of 2015, were up by more than 8% over the previous year. However, that is sobering news when you consider that the number of motorcycle fatalities hasn’t dropped significantly over the years.
In 2013, there was a drop in motorcycle accident fatalities over the previous year. That data fails to impress when you realize that motorcycles only account for approximately 3% of vehicles on the road, but constitute approximately 14% of all traffic accident fatalities in the United States.
In fact, the projected motorcycle accident death toll for 2014 is approximately 4,584. Even if that constitutes a close to 2% drop over 2013, it is double the number of fatalities that were recorded back in the late 1990s. Besides, the data on motorcycle accident fatalities is even more discouraging when you consider that the number of traffic accident fatalities over the past years has been declining steadily. To get started filing an accident claim, speak to a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer.
The roads still aren’t safe for motorcycles, and much of that has to do with the fact that motorists very often fail to look out for motorcyclists, especially at intersections, and other motorcycle-accident magnets.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you could be eligible to file a claim that seeks compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and other damages. Schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer.