An experienced rider, attorney William Wright has a passion for motorcycles. Whether to and from work, on the trails in the woods, or with no destination – just to feel the fresh air in his face – he loves the peace that comes with it. However, not all rides are peaceful. In fact, he knows all too well the elevated risk that comes with riding a motorcycle and understands the devastating results that can occur when that risk becomes a reality.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016, motorcyclist deaths occurred 28 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. This was a 5.1% increase from the number of those killed in 2015. Of the 5,286 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes, 94% were riders and 6% were passengers. This is quite alarming considering that motorcycles made up only 3% of all registered vehicles in the U.S. that year. Additionally, there were 2,625 two-vehicle fatal crashes (involving a motorcycle and other type of vehicle).
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle crash, it is likely that you have sustained severe injury. Such injuries include: