According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 4,600 people died in motorcycle crashes across the United States each year. Motorcyclists are about 26 times more likely than the occupants of a passenger car to die in a crash, and five times more likely to be injured. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, there are approximately 166 fatal motorcycle accidents in New York each year, nearly a thousand motorcycle accidents with serious injury, and another 3,000 or so with less severe injuries. About 16 New Yorkers are treated at a hospital each day as the result of a motorcycle collision, and approximately 16% of all fatal crashes in New York State are motorcycle crashes.
Due to the severity of motorcycle accidents, it is extremely important that you contact an experienced New York motorcycle accident attorney at Talisman, DeLorenz, & Pinnisi, P.C. immediately.