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NHTSA report: 2013 motorcycle crash data shows amazing risks

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) produced a report that detailed motorcycle accident data from the year 2013. It revealed some incredible figures, including just how much greater a chance motorcyclists have at getting hurt or killed in an accident than someone who is in a car.

On the surface, this seems obvious. Cars are protected by a massive metal frame and a bunch of safety features. People are still hurt or killed in car accidents even with these safety measures in place, but the chances of that happening are far less when compared to a motorcyclist — who has nothing but the clothes on his or her back and a helmet to protect them.

The NHTSA report concluded that even in spite of the falling injury and death figures for motorcycle accidents in 2013 (when compared to 2012), the risk motorcyclists face is immense. Compared to car occupants per vehicle mile driven, a motorcyclist is five times more likely to suffer an injury in a wreck, and a staggering 26 times more likely to die in a wreck.

There are a lot of motorcycles in New York City and the state of New York as well. Many people prefer traveling on a motorcycle. There’s an obvious risk there, but that shouldn’t mean that if they get into an accident, they are somehow less deserving of justice. Contact Raphaelson & Levine for a free case evaluation at 212-268-3222.

Victims of motorcycle accidents should at least consider a civil lawsuit in the wake of their accident if they were injured in a wreck that involved a negligent or reckless driver.

By: Howard Raphaelson

Howard A. Raphaelson founded Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, P.C. in 1992 after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Established in New York, NY, his personal injury law firm has obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts. With over twenty-five years of experience as a personal injury attorney, he has earned a trusted reputation from his peers, judges, and top leaders, including recognition among the top 5% injury attorneys as a “Super Lawyer” (Thomson Reuters) and “New York’s Best Lawyers” (New York Magazine). View all posts by Howard Raphaelson

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