According to a new national report, there was a spike in the number of motorcycle accident fatalities during the first part of 2012. The report, released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) in April, found a significant increase in the number of deaths from motorcycle crashes during the first three quarters of last year, …
According to a new national report, there was a spike in the number of motorcycle accident fatalities during the first part of 2012. The report, released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) in April, found a significant increase in the number of deaths from motorcycle crashes during the first three quarters of last year, and projected that once all motorcycle deaths from 2012 are tallied, there will be a 9% increase from 2011. If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal crash, contact our reputable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center to explore your compensation options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your losses.
Motorcycle Accidents and Fatalities
The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates that more than 5,000 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2012, which would put it on track to be one of the deadliest years for motorcycle crashes on record. According to statistics from previous years, it is also the 14th year out of the last 15 that the rate of motorcycle accident fatalities has increased. The GHSA report suggests that several different factors likely play a role in the increasing rate of fatal motorcycle accidents. For one, the strengthening economy has provided more disposable income for many Americans, allowing some to spend that money buying and riding motorcycles. In addition, as gas prices continue to rise, many people who would normally drive passenger vehicles are choosing to ride more fuel-efficient motorcycles.
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Despite statewide efforts to reduce the risk of deadly motorcycle accidents, motorcycle crashes remain a major cause of devastating injury and tragic loss of life in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study in June 2012, indicating that motorcycle-related fatalities accounted for 14% of all traffic accident deaths in 2010, despite the fact that motorcycles accounted for less than 1% of vehicle miles traveled that year. If you have been injured in a serious motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today for legal help. You may be entitled to reimbursement for your injuries, medical bills and pain and suffering, which our qualified attorneys can help you pursue.