Manhattan Motorcycle Accidents Can Be Devastating

Posted on December 18, 2018 in

Motorcyclists Have Very Little Protection

Unlike motor vehicles that have bumpers and airbags to protect their operators and passengers, motorcyclists and their passengers are left fully exposed to an impact in the event of a motorcycle collision in Manhattan. And while wearing a SNELL and/or DOT approved helmet is a necessary and important start to protecting a motorcyclist in case of a Manhattan motorcycle crash, other protective gear is important. Wearing long pants (not shorts, even in warm summer weather), gloves, boots, and a leather jacket can help prevent injuries such as road rash in the event of a motorcycle accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016, there were 5,286 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, which represented an increase of 5.1% from the 5,029 motorcycle accident fatalities reported the year before in 2015.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

On average, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be seriously injured and twenty-seven more times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than automobile drivers and passengers. So what are the most prevalent causes of accidents involving motorcyclists?

Contact a Manhattan Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you are involved in a Manhattan, NYC motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact lawyer Michael J. Redenburg by phone at 212-518-2095 or online.

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C.

In over a decade of legal practice, Attorney Michael Redenburg began his career defending cases for the clients of insurance companies. Initially defending no-fault claims at a Long Island-based law firm, he then moved on to a Manhattan-based firm where he defended the clients of insurance carriers in auto accident and premises liability matters.

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