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Motorcycle Passenger Injuries
When a passenger on a motorcycle is injured, they are victims regardless of whether another driver or the motorcycle operator is at fault. With no control of the situation, they are helpless to prevent or stop what may occur on the road. The motorcycle rider is the person operating the motorcycle; the passenger is a person seated on, but not operating, the motorcycle; the motorcyclist is a general term referring to either the rider or passenger. Many accidents are due to the negligence of other drivers, if a passenger on a motorcycle is injured in a single-vehicle crash or because of the operator’s actions, they have legal rights to be compensated for their injuries.
Statistics on Motorcycle Passenger Injuries
- Although not all accidents are due to recklessness or intentional negligence, in these cases the passenger is still just a victim. 37% of motorcycle riders who died in single vehicle crashes in 2016 were impaired by at the time.
- Of the 5,286 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes, 94 percent (4,950) were riders and 6 percent (336) were passengers.
- In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System showed that per vehicle miles traveled that year, motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 28 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes. NHTSA estimates that helmets saved 1,859 motorcyclists’ lives in 2016, and that 802 more lives could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets.
Damages For Motorcycle Passenger Injuries
Legal Assistance For Houston / Galveston Motorcycle Passenger Injury Claims
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