Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers realize the high risks involved in riding a motorcycle or crotch rocket on our roads and highways. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010, 4,502 people died in motorcycle accidents. In fact, it is estimated that motorcyclists involved in a car accident are five times more likely to be injured than a passenger in a car.
Common Causes of Crotch Rocket Accidents
In Michigan, 10 percent of registered bikes are crotch rockets. However, even with that percentage being so small, 25 percent of motorcycle accidents involve a crotch rocket.
Most motorcycle accidents that involve crotch rockets are caused due to:
Less Experienced Drivers (crotch rockets are most popular with people under the age of 30)
Light-Weightiness of The Crotch Rocket
Crotch Rocket Accident Statistics
Speeding is one of the main causes of motorcycle accidents involving crotch rockets. This is because of crotch rockets are “supersport” motorcycles, meaning they have far more horsepower than other motorcycles, with speeds of up to 190 mph or more. In fact, speed alone was cited in 57 percent of “supersport” bike accidents.
Another reason why speed is the main cause of crotch rocket accidents is because of the actual amount of reaction time for a driver has to respond. With speeds being so fast for crotch rockets, a driver has less time to respond, resulting in fatal, even deadly crotch rocket accidents. In fact, “supersport” death rate per 10,000 registered “supersport” bikes is nearly twice the rate for drivers of standard bikes.
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Contact Your Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Contact a Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer who understands the special circumstances and needs of crotch rocket riders. Individuals injured in a Michigan crotch rocket accident should contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717.