Preliminary 2010 motorcycle accident statistics have been released. At first glance, the statistics are encouraging. The data released by the Governor's Highway Safety Association shows that motorcycle fatalities decreased by about two percent in 2010, as compared to 2009 numbers.

A Closer Look at 2010 Motorcycle Crash Statistics

However, on closer inspection of the statistics our Atlanta car accident lawyers remain concerned. Here's why:
  • In 2009, the decrease in motorcycle accident fatalities was 16%. In 2010, it is estimated at 2%.
  • The reduction in accidents seems to be concentrated during the first half of the year. Motorcycle accident fatalities rose during the second half of 2010.
  • Use of government approved helmets dropped significantly during 2010, which could lead to greater numbers of injuries or fatalities during 2011.
  • For the families who have lost loved ones, the statistics remain unimportant. They have to mourn the loss of a loved one and grieve after an unthinkable loss. While every family that is spared this type of tragedy is a glimmer of good news, more can be done to improve safety and prevent other families from future suffering.

How an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney Can Help

If you have lost a loved one in a Georgia motorcycle accident, then you have the right to contact an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer to discuss your case. We can't bring your loved one back, nor can we take away your suffering.

However, our compassionate and experienced Atlanta accident attorneys will work to help you pay your loved one's medical and funeral expenses, recover for your loved one's lost income for your family, help with out-of-pocket expenses, and fight for your right to recover for your loved one's pain and suffering.

For more information, please contact our Atlanta accident law firm today at 1.770.518.1133 and schedule a free consultation.

*Source: Governors Highway Safety Association, New Study: Motorcycle Deaths Decline Slightly but Concerns Develop, April 19, 2011