According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 4,381 fatal motorcycle accidents across the United States in 2013. In New Jersey motorcycle accidents account for an average of 2,000 injuries and 70 fatalities each year. As they prepare to get out on the highway to ride their bikes this season, it’s critical for riders observe caution, ensure their bikes are properly maintained and that they protect themselves as much as possible in case of an accident.
These are some of the themes that are highlighted during the month of May, also known as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
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Established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Motorcycle Safety Awareness is an extended campaign to promote safe, fun and responsible motorcycle riding in an effort to cut down on accidents. Millions of riders are expected to take to the road this season and, unfortunately, many of them will get into accidents. While alcohol and excessive speed play a large role in these crashes, many riders are also the victims of careless motorists who fail to observe the rules of the road. Motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to be seriously injured in an accident than drivers of passenger vehicles.
If you’ve been injured on your bike because of the carelessness of another driver, you need to speak with an experienced and qualified motorcycle injury attorney right away. You shouldn’t have to worry about your life having to change forever just because you decided to go out for a ride. A skilled personal injury lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accidents will work on your behalf to pursue damages to pay medical bills as well as lost pay due to time off work recuperating.
The attorneys at Team Law have years of experience helping clients to pursue damages in car and motorcycle accidents and other personal injury cases. We understand the devastating and life-changing impact these accidents can have and are ready to fight for you and your family. Call us today for a free consultation.