The top rated law office of William “Bill” Hurst can provide you with an experienced Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer. Our staff has pursued claims for hundreds of seriously injured and killed “bikers.” They will do all things necessary to achieve the best possible results.
The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are not caused by the motorcyclist. Motorcycle accidents are caused by inattentive drivers who
say they didn’t see the motorcycle. As a result of driver inattention and a bike’s lack of protection, you have a recipe for disaster. If you or a loved one has been injured call an Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer immediately.
According to Indiana State Police statistics, motorcycles comprised 1.3% of total vehicles involved in all collisions in 2012, but 13% of vehicles involved in fatal collisions and had the highest rate of fatal crashes for any category of vehicle at 35.4 fatalities for every 1,000 collisions. Collisions involving motorcycles increased 15.6 percent in 2012 while fatal collisions involving motorcycles increased 24.8% to 146, leaving 151 “bikers” dead.
Riders with incapacitating injuries rose 11% in 2012, to 614. The serious injury percentage in single vehicle motorcycle collisions has been increasing since 2008. It reached a 5 year high in 2012 with 21.3% of all riders involved in collisions receiving serious injuries. Overall more than 3,400 cyclists involved in collisions experience some sort of injury or death in 2012. Contact an experience Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer right away if you or a loved on are injured in one of these devastating accident.
You can prevent injuries if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Check out some helpful resources regarding motorcycle riding and the Indiana BMV Motorcycle Operator Manual. If you would like information on training courses, visit the Motorcycle Safety website or find a rider course in your state.
Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet use decrease from 67% in 2009 to 60% in 2013? This decrease in helmet usage may help to explain the rising fatality rates in motorcycle crashes. In 2012 only 29 people in Indiana who were wearing a helmet died as a result of a motorcycle collision,. 116 who were not lost their lives.
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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40% more likely to die of a head injury and 15% more likely to suffer a nonfatal injury than one who wears a helmet. Helmets reduce the likelihood of a crash fatality by 37 percent.
Indiana, like a number of other states, has a helmet requirement law on the books, but it only applies to those under 18 years of age. Indiana Code Section 9-19-7-1-1 states: “An Individual less than eighteen (18) years of age who is operating or riding on a motorcycle shall do the following: (1) Wear protective headgear meeting the minimum standards set by the bureau and (2) Wear protective glasses, goggles, or transparent face shields.” If you would like to know more about these laws contact an experience Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer.
Injuries from motorcycle accidents are often more severe and debilitating than those suffered by the driver of the car or truck. Leg, ankle, and foot injuries are the most common; brain injury, spinal cord injury and wrongful death are the most severe. Premature death is all too common, tragically depriving families of riders who are often in the prime of life.
Victims of motorcycle accidents face unique challenges when they try to get the compensation they deserve. An experienced Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer will know how to handle these cases. We know how to overcome these obstacles to see you that receive the compensation you need for your injuries and financial loss:
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident contact a top rated Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Office of William Hurst, LLC for a free consultation and case evaluation or call us toll free at 1(800)636-0808. We have been helping Indiana family members and victims of motorcycle accidents and ATV (all-terrain vehicle) accidents recover fair financial settlements for over 35 years. Put our skill and experience to work for you and your family.¡Hablamos Español!
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