Tampa’s law firm of Anderson & Anderson offers helpful information and statistics regarding motorcycle accidents and motorcycle accident deaths.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) National Center for Statistics and Analysis, “In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes — an increase of 7 percent from the 4,630 motorcyclists killed in 2011. There were 93,000 motorcyclists injured during 2012, a 15 percent increase from 81,000 in 2011.”
Motorcycle riders are fully exposed to the environment around them, not having the protection afforded to the driver of a car, therefore when an accident occurs involving a motorcycle the likelihood and severity of personal injury is high. Even though this is the case, studies have shown that the rate of motorcycle fatalities has been on the rise for more than a decade. Statistics tracking auto and motorcycle accidents show us that:
If you or a family member has been the victim of a motorcycle accident, and you would like additional information about statistics regarding motorcycle accidents in the U.S., our Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys can help you.
If you have additional questions regarding motorcycle accident injuries or deaths, contact the injury law firm of Timothy G. Anderson or call 813-251-0072 for a free case evaluation.