The Jackson motorcycle accident attorneys at The Crowley Law Firm, PLLC, represent people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents throughout Mississippi. We have offices in Jackson and Gulfport to assist people statewide who have suffered injuries as a result of motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle accidents are a serious problem, and have devastating consequences. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that 5,290 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2008 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). Another 96,000 were injured in motorcycle accidents the same year. A motorcycle rider is 37 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than the driver of a passenger vehicle.
Fatalities from motorcycle accidents have more than doubled in the last ten (10) years, as has the number of motorcycles on the road. According to the Insurance Information Institute, over 1 million motorcycles were sold in 2008 alone.
While the number of bikes on the road and the number of riders killed in motorcycle accidents has sharply increased, bikers have become more safety-conscious. For example, the use of DOT-approved helmets is at an all time high. Nationally, 67% of riders wear DOT-approved helmets. In states that require helmets, that figure jumps to 86%.
These statistics paint a grim picture. Even though motorcycle riders are safer than ever, motorcycle accident deaths continue to increase. The explanation for this is simple: most motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers of passenger vehicles that do not respect motorcycle riders rights and safety on the roadway. When this happens, our Jackson motorcycle accident attorneys hold them accountable.
Bikers face serious dangers on the road. The challenges of riding a motorcycle are unique. That makes motorcycle accidents different from any other type of traffic accident case. Our lawyers have expertise in representing people who are injured in a motorcycle accident in Mississippi. More importantly, we know how to get you fully compensated for the damages you've suffered.
Unlike some law firms, your case will be handled by an attorney, and not pawned off on some staff member. When you need to know the status of your case, you will talk to your lawyer.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Mississippi, you deserve more than one call. Please contact us at 601-944-1984 for a free consultation.