Motorcycle crashes can be devastating to the motorist, and the family.
McIntyre Law, P.C. have compiled the following infographic to help motorcyclists understand state motorcycle helmet laws, fatality statistics for helmeted and non-helmeted motorcyclists, as well as, the correlation between helmet laws and motorcycle fatalities.
With this information, motorcyclists can make better decisions to help keep our roads safe. In 2007, per registered vehicle, the fatality rate for motorcyclists was 6 times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants!
In Oklahoma alone, in 2008, 74% of those killed in motorcycle accidents were not wearing helmets.While much of the data is specific to Oklahoma and our laws and fatality trends, the correlation between the stringency of motorcycle helmet laws by state, and the motorcycle fatalities by state is still an interesting contrast on a national level.
Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries including: head trauma, whiplash, spinal trauma, back and neck pain, lacerations and scars,severe bruising, permanent disfigurement, disability, and mental anguish.
But sadly, motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. In Oklahoma alone we typically have over 80 motorcycle related deaths each year. The lawyers at McIntyre Law take our role as counselors of the law very serious in wrongful death actions.