Motorcycle Accident Statistics

What you need to know about motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents can lead to traumatic and catastrophic injuries. Riders and passengers may wear helmets and durable clothing, but are still vulnerable to serious injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, road rash and even injuries leading to death.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin understand the difficulties facing those injured and their families. We are here to provide quality legal assistance to North Carolinians injured in motorcycle accidents and families who have lost loved ones. Let us assist you with your accident claim or wrongful death claim.

Facts about motorcycle accidents

Consider the following alarming facts about motorcycle accidents:

  • Motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely than occupants of passenger cars to die in an accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • 159 people were killed in North Carolina and about 5,290 people died nationwide in motorcycle accidents in 2008 (source: NHTSA)
  • About 148,000 motorcyclists have perished in crashes since 1966 (source: NHTSA)
  • In 2008, there were 96,000 people injured in motorcycle accidents nationwide.

Many of motorcycle accidents resulted in serious injuries. However, even "minor" motorcycle accidents can have long-term health implications, including traumas to the back and head. Agreeing to a settlement before these long-term costs are taken into account can leave a person uncovered for future medical expenses and other costs.

Call a North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer today

Don’t hesitate to contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in North Carolina for a free case evaluation if you or a loved one was injured. We are personal injury attorneys who are dedicated to helping clients obtain compensation for their injuries and losses. Call 1-866-900-7078 today to discuss your potential claim.