Motorcycle Accident Data

If you're a bike rider, spring is the best time of year. The long winter months have passed, and your motorcycle is waiting for that first ride of the season. Now is the time for fun on the road with safety first!

Motorcycle accidents with the highest injury and death rates occur in the 20-24 year-old range of riders, with the 25-29 year-olds in second place. The CDC reports that a total of 34,000 riders lost their lives and over 1.2 million had emergency room treatment for non-fatal injuries between 2001 and 2008. This is a staggering increase of 55% in motorcycle deaths over this period of time.

In motorcycle accidents, over half the non-fatal injuries were to legs and feet at 30%, followed by head and neck at 22%. Motorcycle injuries to the upper trunk of the body were next at 20%, with 18% of accident victims suffering damage to arms and hands.

The top priority for your safety is to wear a helmet. This is required by law in Tennessee.

Also, resist the thoughts of riding without protective clothing. While it doesn't stop all injuries, you have nothing between you and road in a tee-shirt and shorts.

Slow down on wet surfaces or loose gravel. And, never drink and drive on your motorcycle.

Don't become a statistic! Ride safely so that every day is a great day on the open road.

Contact us if you've suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, and we'll put our experience to work for you.

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