Motorcycle accidents are just as common as automobile accidents, and are often caused by negligent drivers. Statistics show motorcyclists have a 50 percent higher chance of being involved in an accident than automobile drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of motorcycle crash-related fatalities has more than doubled during the past decade. Motorcycle riders accounted for 14% of total traffic fatalities. Motorcyclist fatalities continue to increase year after year.
Motorcycle accidents occur as a result of a variety of factors, most of which include the failure to yield at an intersection, lane-splitting, inattentive drivers, hazardous road conditions and manufacturer defects.