Few motorcyclists are aware of the actual number of motorcycle accident fatalities that take the lives of motorcyclists each year. Motorcycles are not easily visible like other larger motor vehicles are. Further, those who ride motorcycles often do not possess the necessary training and skill to do so in a safe manner.
Whenever there is a motorcycle crash, the rider has less protection than they would have had they been inside a car. This significantly increases the likelihood of sustaining catastrophic injuries when a rider collides with a vehicle. All too often loss of life is a consequence of motorcycle accidents.
According to recent reports, motorcycle accidents claim the lives of more than 4,000 riders each year. While this number is significantly less than that of car accidents, a little over 10 years ago the numbers was about half of what it is now. This means that the number of fatal motorcycle crashes has doubled over the past 10 years.
If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident you may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses and other damages that may be pursued as a direct result of their untimely death. It may be difficult for you to speak to an attorney after such a devastating occurrence, but an attorney may be necessary to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable.
Mary Alexander and Associates has been assisting California motorcycle accident victims and their loved ones for decades. Contact our wrongful death attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.