Motorcycles are one of the most dangerous modes of transportation. Motorcycle accidents in White Plains occur more frequently than other automobile accidents. The rate of injury is extremely high and injuries that result from these types of accidents can be severe.
Approximately 4,000 motorcyclists die in crashes every year, and 80,000 are hurt, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA which estimates that 1,500 lives could have been saved in 2005 had the motorcyclists been wearing helmets. According to the federal government, in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents. In 2009, 44% of all victims fatally injured in a motorcycle accident were not wearing helmets.
According to NHTSA, in 2010, a total of 29% fatal motorcycle accidents involved riders with a blood alcohol level above the legal nationwide limit, .08. In 2008, 35% of all fatal motorcycle accidents were the result of speeding. On average, motorcyclists are 34 times more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents, and 8 times more likely to be injured.
There was a yearly average of 1,464 deaths due to unintentional motor vehicle traffic-related injuries, killing 7.6 of every 100,000 New Yorkers. The rate of deaths due to unintentional motor vehicle traffic-related injuries has remained consistent, with a high of 8.4 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2001 and a low of 7.5 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2005. There were 15,435 hospitalizations due to motor vehicle traffic-related injuries, hospitalizing 80.1 of every 100,000 New Yorkers.
If you or a loved one is hurt as a result of a motorcycle accident, White Plains motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., have the experience and dedication to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. The firm will pursue your case to obtain the best compensation possible for your pain and suffering, lost earnings, and property damage. Call us at 914-357-8911/718-619-4215 for a free initial consultation.