Pascoe Law FirmMotorcycle Passenger Injuries
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Attorney for Injured Motorcycle Passengers
Motorcycle Passenger Injuries
Statistics on Motorcycle Passenger Injuries
Many motorcycle accidents do not involve other vehicles, making the fault of the accident land on the operator of the motorcycle.
- 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
Most times the person riding as a passenger has a close relationship with the motorcycle operator. They may be concerned about the cost of the accident to the operator. It is important to remember that insurance is specifically designed to cover these types of accidents. No passenger should feel obligated to pay for their medical expenses when they are hurt in a motorcycle accident. In most cases, a payment to an injured motorcycle passenger is made directly by an insurance company.