The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently reported a significant increase in the number of traffic deaths throughout the state of Arizona, including fatal Yavapai County motorcycle crashes. Recent statistics show that more than 1,340 car accidents happened in Yavapai County in 2011 and that nearly 450 of those collisions caused injuries ranging from minor to serious and life-threatening to just shy of 650 individuals.
Nearly 40 collisions caused deaths in the county the same year and, on average, more than one person was killed per crash, according to reports. Statewide reports indicate that the number of motorcycle accident deaths increased more than 55 percent from around 85 to more than 130.
What to Do to Avoid a Serious Yavapai County Motorcycle Crash
With increasing numbers of motorcycles on the roads, both riders and other motorists have an obligation to themselves and to each other to do everything possible to avoid Yavapai County motorcycle crashes. Although motorists must pay closer attention to riders, ultimately, the riders must take precautions to protect themselves.
- Assume that other motorists do not see you and do whatever you can to make them see you.
- When you get dressed and choose your protective gear, assume that you will crash.
- Give yourself plenty of stopping distance — a minimum of two seconds — between your bike and the vehicle in front of you.
Why Call a Yavapai County Motorcycle Crash Attorney
Even the safest rider may become involved in a Yavapai County motorcycle crash if other motorists are negligent in their driving and injured riders will need help from a skilled personal injury attorney to get their lives back on track. The Yavapai County motorcycle crash attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. negotiate with negligent drivers on behalf of injured motorcycle riders to secure compensation that will help the rider through recovery.
We strive to secure compensation for injuries and subsequent treatment, loss of income and the ability to earn wages, damages to the bike, and more. Reach out to the Husband and Wife Law Team today for more information and a free review of your personal injury lawsuit.