Monday, March 28, 2016

Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyers: Spotlight on Motorcycle Safety

As springtime weather approaches the region, more motorcyclists are going to be back on their bikes, enjoying the fresh air and the pleasure of the open road. In the United States alone, there are over four million registered motorcyclists. Unfortunately, when it comes to accidents, motorcycle accidents are far more dangerous than car accidents, simply because there is virtually nothing protecting a motorcyclist from injury other than a helmet or other worn safety gear. Therefore, motorcycle accidents result in injuries or death 80 percent of the time, whereas car accidents only result in serious or fatal injuries 20 percent of the time. The single-most important step a motorcyclist can take is to wear a helmet, but not everyone does. The following statistics highlight the benefits of wearing a helmet and how it can save money and lives. In 2013, helmets saved approximately 1,630 lives and $2.8 billion in related costs. An additional $1.1 billion could have been saved that year if all

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