If you call Big Sky Country home, and you have a car or motorcycle, you know our state’s beauty. Especially on a motorcycle, the Montana landscape comes alive, and we can deeply appreciate what Big Sky Country means. You simultaneously feel freedom and appreciate the sights, like Glacier National Park. But, the freedom you feel when riding in Belgrade, Montana, can come with a cost, according to 2020 motorcycle accident data.
Motorcyclists face greater likelihood of severe outcomes
According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, nationally, around 80,000 injuries occurred as the result of motorcycle accidents in 2020. Unfortunately, over 5,500 motorcyclists were fatally injured in 2020, the highest number since the group began recording fatality data.
For the past 5 years of data from 2016-2020, over 80,000 injuries occurred each year, and over 5,000 fatalities took place each year. Another way to view these data is about 2,000 motorcycle occupants injured, 14 fatally, every single day of the year. Furthermore, the injury rates and fatality likelihood are higher for motorcyclists compared with car accident occupants.
If you have a terrible outcome, you have options
If you or a loved one are hurt on a motorcycle ride because of another driver’s negligence, you do not have to seek resolution on your own. If your accident is caused by another driver’s actions, you should not face the burden of minor or catastrophic injuries alone. A team of attorneys who understand that you are not a statistic, but a part of our Montana family, will collaborate with you to explore options to recover damages to help you on your individual path to recovery.