Approximately 75 percent of accidents is a motorcycle hit by car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2007, there were more than 5,150 fatalities from U.S. motorcycle accidents in 2007 ( a seven percent increase over 2006). In Michigan alone, 120 motorcyclists were killed in an accident in 2007.
Motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to be involved in a deadly accident than people driving a car, even though motorcyclists only make up three percent of registered vehicles. In fact when motorcycle accidents happen with a vehicle, the driver often violates the motorcyclists’ right of way and causes the crash in 2/3 of the cases.
The woman passenger suffered a serious injury to her shoulder which required surgery. The lawsuit seeks compensation for her pain and suffering and the disability caused by the accident. The lawsuit was filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set.
Motorcycle passengers are very often the innocent victims of motorcycle accidents. The injuries that they sustain are often serious, and even catastrophic, and result in permanent injury and disability. Bikers and their passengers need the best possible legal representation guarantee that their legal rights will be fully protected and so that they will receive the best possible compensation for their injuries.
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