Posted on March 21, 2012Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are on the rise in Kentucky according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) report on Kentucky accident statistics for 2010. If you’ve been injured in one of these devastating accidents, you’ll want to consult a Louisville accident lawyer as soon as you’re able to see if there’s any way for you to collect restitution.
In 2010, 96 motorcyclists lost their lives, and about 60 percent of them weren’t wearing helmets. According to the NHTSA’s calculations, 22 lives could have been saved merely by using a safety helmet.
Most people are quick to assume that it’s young, inexperienced riders that are involved in these fatal accidents, but in fact, it’s primarily people in their 40s that lose their lives.
The NHTSA categorizes motorcycle accident fatalities by age:
- under 20 – 6 fatalities;
- 21-29 years old – 18 fatalities;
- 30-39 years old – 8 fatalities;
- 40-49 years old – 26 fatalities;
- 50-59 years old – 23 fatalities; and
- 60 and older – 15 fatalities.
Contacting a Louisville Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents lead to numerous serious life-threatening injuries each year, and many sadly end in fatality. A Louisville accident attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your accident injury claim. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.