As the number one motorcycle accident lawyer in New Hampshire, our team at Feniger & Uliasz understands how devastating this type of event can be. From potentially life-altering injuries to death and everything in between, there is never an easy route. Here, we are looking at some alarming statistics and what you need to know if involved in, or dealing with, a motorcycle accident in New Hampshire.
70% of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections.
Many drivers become so accustomed to looking quickly for a vehicle before pulling out that motorcycles are often overlooked. It becomes even more imperative to stop and look twice before pulling out completely during the warmer months.
Another deadly error at intersections is the misjudgment of speed. Because they’re small doesn’t mean they are driving any slower than the next vehicle. Pulling out in front of a motorcycle causing them to swerve will more likely than not end in an accident. Whether collision or causing the motorcycle to lose control, it’s always the safer path to let them pass ahead.
The raw numbers.
Because last year was unprecedented and many people swerved away from typical doings, we are going to take it a step back to 2019. During this riding season in New Hampshire, nearly 4% of motorcycle drivers died in some type of collision.
In 2018, a little over 5,100 motorcycles were involved in a fatal accident. Of those, 2,800 were engaged with another motor vehicle and 1,100 with a fixed object. While these numbers may not seem too alarming, the spectrum grows a bit if you consider the 79,000 individuals injured without a fatality.
While motorcycle drivers and vehicle operators must be aware of their surroundings and drive with precautions, accidents will happen. If you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle accident, it’s imperative to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you in a court of law.
At Feniger & Uliasz, our team is here to help you through these stressful times. From understanding the law, answering your questions, and investigating your claim while fighting for your right to receive the compensation you deserve, our experts will bring peace of mind to your family.
Please contact our office today to schedule your free consultation at (603) 627-5997.