St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The statistics don’t lie – motorcycles can be very dangerous for both drivers and passengers.
In 2016, 118 motorcycle deaths were recorded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Missouri. According to the most recent data provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 1,979 individuals were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2014.
Many of those accidents are caused by other motor vehicles because of their failure to take extra precautions and watch out for motorcyclists on the road. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation attributes most motorcycle accidents to another vehicle violating the motorcyclist’s right of way. Those accidents, regardless of the cause, often have disastrous consequences involving painful injuries requiring long-term attention and extensive medical bills, or even death.
If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident, you want to make sure the individual responsible is held accountable for your damages; a lawyer can help you through every step of the legal process. TorHoerman Law is experienced in personal injury and motorcycle accident cases.