According to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Report, the number of motorcycle accidents has increased over 70 percent in the last five years and have tripled over the last decade. This recent increase in motorcycle accidents is due, in part, to an increase in motorcycle riders. According to the US National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, older motorcycle riders (40 and over) now account for about half of all motorcycle fatalities. NHTSA data shows that in 2005, 47 percent of motorcycle riders killed in crashes were age 40 or over, compared with 25 percent ten years earlier.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Allen Smith, a former trucker driver who publishes a blog, the TruthAboutTrucking.com, has listed the Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents as follows:
According to the Center for Injury Research & Prevention at The Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia, young drivers between the ages 16-20 years are at a high risk for both fatal and non-fatal crashes, with the highest per capita and per-mile-driven crash rate of any age group. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths, accounting for 44% of teen fatalities in the U.S. If these crash fatalities continue without intervention, 100,000 adolescents and young adults will die in young driver crashes (drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 years) in the U.S. over the next 10 years.
(In addition to representing the victims of medical malpractice, this office represents injured parties in a number of other contexts. As a result, this blog will at times contain entries that are not directly related to medical malpractice, and this is one of those entries. Almost all of us have been involved in automobile accidents. All to often, people injured in an auto accident are severely prejudiced and not allowed to make a full recovery because of decisions made when purchasing automobile insurance. The information contained here should allow you to make reasoned decisions about your auto insurance.)