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18 Jun 2012

Motorcyle Accident Death Rate Remains Steady: Michigan Repeal of Motorcycle Helmets May Be Factor

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The motorcycle accident Buckfire attorneys are happy to announce the results done by a recent study done by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) that states that the rate of car accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents have fallen throughout the United States in recent years. However, the Buckfire Law attorneys are not so happy to learn that the rate of motorcycle accident deaths and serious injuries caused from bike accidents remain steady.

The overall motor vehicle accident death rate decreasing by 1.7 percent nationwide. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the overall motorcycle accident death rate has stayed steady and showed no decline, averaging about 5,700 fatalities nationwide.

Among individuals states, motorcycle accident deaths have decreased for 23 states. These declines were very minimal, however lawmakers believe the decline may be due to the implementation of new motorcycle safety laws that were enacted in those states.

However, the states that repealed their motorcycle helmet requirement saw increase in bike accident deaths. One of these states is the State of Michigan. Michigan recently repealed it’s motorcycle helmet requirement for some riders. Read more on the Michigan motorcycle helmet law repeal.

Victims of motorcycle accidents do have legal rights. Individuals injured in a Michigan bike accident should contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney immediately to discuss their legal rights. There are strict time limitations for filing motorcycle accident claims and No-Fault Insurance claims in Michigan. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid this severe consequence, you should contact the Michigan motorcycle accident injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire. Our law firm will start working on your case immediately, gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717.

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