The National Transportation Safety Board is calling upon all the states to enact mandatory motorcycle helmet laws and provide strict enforcement of these laws. Last year across the U.S. there were 4281 fatal motorcycle accidents with 67 of those in Washington state.
Washington among other western states including Oregon, Nevada and California require motorcycle riders to wear approved helmets. Helmets are 67% effective in preventing traumatic brain injury which a leading cause of motorcycle accident deaths. Only 20 states mandate helmet usage.
When comparing miles driven, motorcycle riders have 37 times the risk of being involved in a fatal accidents when compared to drivers of cars.
The NTSB says that motorcycle accident deaths have been rising over the past decade and have doubled between 1997 through 2008 due to the increase of motorcycle ridership.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents due the negligence of another and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages including medical costs and for pain and suffering.
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