Motorcycle Claim Statistics

Motorcycle Claims

Our law firm represents victims who suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle or bike accidents or the families they left behind in wrongful death claims.

Victims in these cases are in the same position as a pedestrian because motorcycles and bikes are similarly unprotected: no iron framework, seat belts, or air bags to absorb the energy of the collision.

People who have been hurt or have had loved ones killed in bike accidents want to know two things:

  1. What are my chances of winning my case and getting the justice I deserve?
  2. How much money can I expect?

We can't give you an exact answer. No two cases are alike and the outcome of one case does not mean the exact same case would be decided the same way. But we can give you statistics and sample verdicts and settlements that can get you to a better understanding of the likely value range for your case.

Statistics You Want to Know

Many people are surprised to learn that most motorcycle collisions are usually caused by the negligence of the car or truck that was involved in the accident. Studies maintain that over 80% of multi-vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are caused by the negligence of the driver of an automobile.

Yet these cases are always a battlefield for motorcycle and bike accident lawyers: 67% of car-injured motorcyclists recover an award after a lawsuit, but only 45% of bicyclists accident lawsuits are successful.

Why? Because jurors have a difficult time getting past that they usually see crotch rocket motorbikes that are being driven at 100 mph. Our job as bike and motorcycle accident lawyers is to take the jurors out of that framework and present our clients as the victims they are.

There is no question that some bike wrecks are the fault of the motorcyclist. But when you take out those motorcyclist driving at high speeds (37% of all fatalities), intoxicated (41%), or driving with an invalid license (1/4th of all death cases), the risks of a motorcyclist being the negligent party actually start getting pretty slim.

Getting a Lawyer to Fight for You

Miller & Zois has the experience to sort through these complicated issues and stand up to the insurance companies to fight for fair compensation for the victims. If you have been hurt and have suffered from a crash, call 1-800-553-8082 or get a free consultation online.

Information to Figure Out How Much Money Your Case Is Worth
  • Case Value: How much is my motorcycle accident case worth?
  • Case Value: How much is my bicycle crash injury case worth?
  • Motor vehicle cases generally in Maryland
  • How do settlements get reached? How do insurance companies and juries decide how much my case is worth? Get answers to these questions here.

Contact Us For a Free Consultation

If you are hurt in a serious accident or are the victim of medical malpractice, contact our team of lawyers to discuss your case.
Call us now for help at (800) 553-8082

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