Sharing the road with regular or oversized automobiles can become problematic, whether one is riding a motorcycle or a bicycle. Both options have different safety statistics but are both shown to be potentially dangerous on Rock Hill, South Carolina roadways. The following is more information about South Carolina motorcycle and bicycle collisions:
In the year 2010, there were 81 motorcycle riders killed on South Carolina roadways. Another 1,984 were injured, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Between the years 2009 and 2010, motorcycle crashes increased by 5.8% but thankfully fatalities decreased by 10%.
South Carolina is presently in the top five states for bicycle-related fatalities. A stat that isn’t one a state wants to excel in for sure. The state is also in the bottom three states for the least amount of money spent on bicycle and pedestrian projects and it doesn’t have a bicyclist manual or have a helmet law in the books. The majority of the bicycle fatalities involve men of working age, not children. Cyclists injured on a bike are also twice as likely to sustain a head injury than if they were on a motorcycle.
The above stats show the dangers that go along with riding a bike or motorcycle on South Carolina roadways. There is the propensity present for the rider of a bicycle or motorcycle to experience an unfortunate situation. The Rock Hill bicycle and motorcycle collision attorneys at Jordan Law Firm, P.C. know this all too well. They work with clients on a regular basis who have become injured through no fault of their own as a result of this type of accident, those being a motorcycle or bicycle collision.
If a person becomes injured while riding their bike or motorcycle, they might be entitled to compensation. If the driver at fault for the accident was speeding or driving recklessly, the personal injury that came about, as a result, could be deemed their fault. When this occurs, the accident victim becomes entitled to lost wages, the cost of medical bills and resources to continue to work towards healing. Call Jordan Law Firm, P.C. if you or someone you love have been the victim of a motorcycle or bicycle accident. You could be awarded compensation.