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Motorcyclists face higher traffic fatality odds

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2016 | Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases can come up in connection to many different kinds of incidents. This includes motorcycle collisions. Wrongful death cases generally involve allegations that an act of negligence led to someone’s death. One of the types of negligence that can lead to a motorcyclist’s death is negligence by other motorists. When a motorcyclist is killed in a traffic collision, skilled attorneys can help the motorcyclist’s family with looking into whether any negligence was present that could be grounds for a lawsuit alleging wrongful death.

Driver negligence can be harmful to anyone out on the roads. Motorcyclists, however, can be particularly vulnerable when such negligence happens around them.

This is because the odds of getting killed in a crash are particularly high for motorcyclists. Data indicates that both the fatality rate of occupants and the likelihood of being involved in a fatal crash are considerably higher for motorcycles than for other motor vehicles commonly out on the roads.

This is among the reasons why driving safely is particularly important when there are motorcyclists in the area. It is also why taking appropriate safety steps can be such a key thing for motorcyclists to do.

How much harm traffic accidents can do to motorcyclists has been underscored here in the Houston area by some tragic incidents that have occurred recently. The greater Houston area has, in recent times, seen multiple collisions that resulted in a motorcyclist’s death. One happened in Pasadena, another in Houston and another in Friendswood.

How safe of a place do you think the Houston area is for motorcyclists? What do you think could be done to make it safer?

Source: The Journal, “Recent deaths draw focus on motorcycle safety,” Y.C. Orozco, Sept. 26, 2016


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