Facts And Stats On Motorcycle Accidents In The US

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Due to the nature of their vehicles, motorcyclists rarely escape accidents unscathed. Their medical bills are often sky-high, and the injuries are more often than not, serious. Here are a few things people need to know about motorcycle accidents on U.S. roads.

  • Motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to figure in serious accidents than motorists in cars. Factor this in with the knowledge that over 10 percent of all road accidents in the U.S. happen to motorcyclists.
  • Head injuries account for most of the deaths in severe motorcycle accidents, which is why helmets are crucial. In fact, wearing helmets reduce the risk of death by approximately 40 percent.
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    Over 50 percent of the deaths involving motorcycles also involved at least another vehicle.

  • Over 40 percent of motorcycle accidents that resulted in the death of the rider happened when the other vehicle was turning left, and the motorcyclist was moving forward at a great speed.
  • The two leading causes of motorcycle fatalities that did not involve another vehicle are speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • The main reason for motorcycle accidents is because of the lack of protection for its rider. Other causes include less-than-ideal weather conditions, turning without the use of a signal, disregard for the rules of the road, inexperience, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, vehicular or road defects, or intentional crashes.

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What People Need To Know About Dog Bites

Although dogs are known to be man’s best friend, they are still animals, and they will never lose that instinct. While some dog lovers may frown on reports of dog attacks, the reality is they do happen. Though the notion that certain dog breeds are more likely to attack people is hotly debated, what is commonly agreed upon is that people significantly influence the behavior of dogs. Take for example two dogs of the same breed. The first dog is taken care of and shown affection by its owners. The second dog is trained to attack (whether people or other dogs). It’s fairly obvious that dog number two is more likely to attack people.

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Here are some facts that people should know about dog bites.

i) On an average, more than 4.5 million in the United States are bitten by dogs. That’s approximately 2 percent of the population.

ii) The average deaths from dog bites jumped from 15 to 17 in the 1980s and 1990s, to 25 to 26 in the 2000s.

iii) Over three-fourths of dog bites are from pets, and around half of dog attacks happen where the dogs live.

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iv) An overwhelming percentage of dog attacks that lead to a person’s death on an owner’s property are committed by pit bulls.

Sheeley Law provides results-oriented representation for victims of cases such as dog bites. For more information about the legal issues handled by the firm, visit its website.