If you assume that motorcycle accidents are among the deadliest of all Michigan traffic crashes, the statistics show that you are not far off the mark. According to the Michigan Department of State Police Motor Vehicles Crash Data, there were more than 3,000 traffic collisions involving motorcycles in 2020 statewide, and 2,285 motorcycle injury crashes and around 160 motor crashes were fatal.
Most motorcycle crashes are the result of driver error. However, you can help protect yourself as a rider when you know and understand key data that cause these motorcycle accidents. You can rely on a Michigan motorcycle accidents lawyer to assist with legal remedies if you were hurt, and some additional statistics may be informative.
In addition to the hundreds of motorcycle accident fatalities that occur in Michigan every year, and thousands of people suffer injuries ranging from minor to incapacitating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also reports that:
The lack of a motorcycle helmet substantially increases your chance of death and traumatic brain injury. In some fatal motorcycle accidents in Michigan, the rider had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher – the legal limit.
You can see two key factors regarding the underlying causes of these incidents; alcohol consumption is a serious concern, especially when attempting to balance, operate, and control a two-wheeled vehicle. While not a cause of accidents, the data on helmet use is also notable. The NHTSA estimates that around 19,2300 lives were saved over 22 period by wearing DOT-compliant helmets. Proper headgear is very effective in preventing rider fatalities, and even more effective in protecting motorcycle passengers from fatal injuries.
Some Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents include:
Preventing motorcycle crashes before they occur can be helpful by taking the following safety measures:
Using the following can help motorcycle role:
These statistics are cause for concern, but it is reassuring to know that Michigan law protects your interests if you were hurt in a collision. To learn more about your rights and remedies after a motorcycle collision, please call 855-HIRE-JOE to schedule an appointment with The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C. at our offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. We can schedule a no-cost case review to assess your situation and discuss strategy for motorcycle accident compensation claim.