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Motorcycle AccidentsAs anyone who has ever taken to the open road on a motorcycle knows, there is nothing like it. The exhilaration and freedom that you feel on a motorcycle can never be matched in any other type of vehicle. However, there is no denying that a motorcycle accident has consequences that are inevitably more severe than accidents of any other type of motor vehicle.

Over 5000 people are killed annually in the U.S. from motorcycle accidents. Over 150,000 people are treated annually in emergency rooms resulting from motorcycle accidents. The rate of fatal crashes for motorcycles is nearly 5 times greater than car accidents. The death rate for motorcycle riders is 30 times greater than other vehicles. 75% of all fatal motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles. In two-thirds of those accidents the driver of the other vehicle failed to yield the right of way and was at fault.

There have been recent initiatives to mitigate the dangers of motorcycle accidents. One manufacturer now offers an airbag attached to the fuel tank that inflates from sensors on the front wheel. There is also an airbag jacket tethered to the motorcycle that inflates when the rider is thrown. Although these and other safety features can help, the ultimate safety feature is the motorcyclist. Getting properly trained before hitting the road is mandatory. But keeping hyper vigilance when motorcycling in heavy traffic and at high speeds on freeways is the primary safety feature. As related in the above statistics, in two-thirds of all fatal motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles, the other vehicle was a fault.

Attorney Chuck Martin began riding motorcycles many years ago. As such, he has the special knowledge and experience that only a fellow motorcycle rider could have. He has been a motorcycle accident lawyer over 35 years. He has the experience and expertise to obtain the best possible settlement for you. He is highly rated by his clients and other attorneys. Please go to the "Attorney Profile" page to learn more about Chuck Martin.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, and have suffered a personal injury, call the motorcycle accident law firm MartinLaw, PLLC at 206-360-8141 for a free consultation.