Posted on June 30, 2010 in Automobile Accidents
Brought to you by the Denver Auto Accident Attorneys at The William Muhr Law Firm
Motorcycle accidents in the United States have been
steadily increasing each year since 1997. Motorcycle accidents are particularly dangerous because they often result in severe injuries for the motorcyclist.
Because motorcycles offer little protection to a rider during a collision, the motorcyclist is often thrown into the ground or oncoming traffic during the accident. Head injuries are the leading cause of death for motorcyclists in accidents. Other common injuries include broken bones, torn cartilage, or back and neck disclocation. Wearing a helmet can greatly reduce the severity of a head injury for a motorcyclist.
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 enacted various standards to keep motorcyclists safe and prevent motorcycle accidents. All states now require specific licensing requirements before someone can operate a motorcycle. Also, since head injuries are the leading cause of death for motorcyclists in accidents, many states have enacted helmet laws as well.
Brought to you by the Denver
Auto Accident Attorneys at The William Muhr Law Firm
The number of motorcycle accidents in the United States has been
steadily increasing each year since 1997.