Washington Motorcycle Accidents Increase, Alarming State

The seattletimes.com website reported in an account on February 23, 2009 that the fifth casualty resulting from a motorcycle accident in Washington this year has occurred in what appears to be a growing trend. This is alarming state officials with the latest victim being a 46 year old Auburn man.

According to state records, the total number of motorcycle deaths reached 75 in 2008, reflecting a nine person increase from the 66 deaths in 2007.

Examination of the motorcycle crash date shows that approximately 60% of motorcycle deaths are tied to single-vehicle incidents, most resulting from high speeds or an impaired driver. An estimated 40% are of deaths are related to motorcyclists being drunk, a much larger percentage of any other type of driver.

A larger number of motorcycles are on the road today, including new drivers and those returning to their motorcycles and it is unknown if this is do to the worsening economy.

Motorcycles offer drivers and their passengers less protection than most other types of vehicles. Motorcycle accidents in Seattle as well as throughout the nation often result in devastating injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations or even death.

The top Washington motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Bernard Law Group have been representing the victims of negligence for years. Their team of dedicated lawyers represents persons who have suffered serious injury, economic loss, personal loss and future damages due to negligence, including motorcycle accidents and motor vehicle accidents. Do not hesitate to call in your time need. Please call 1-800-418-8282 for a free consultation.