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Over 4,800 people in 2006 suffered wrongful death as a result of motorcycle accidents in the United States, with the number of fatalities increasing every year for the past nine years, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

The risk of a car accident or motorcycle accident is higher for those riding bikes, since there is no barrier between the rider and the road. Motorcycle accidents can also occur when drivers of motor vehicles do not see the motorcycles, especially at intersections, at night, or in blind spots.

A motorcyclist is 37 times more likely than someone driving a car to suffer wrongful death in a car accident in 2006, per vehicle mile traveled, according to the Insurance Information Institute. They are 8 times more likely to suffer personal injury as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Our Toledo, Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys have seen the devastating affects personal injury and wrongful death from motorcycle accidents have caused to families, and encourage motorcycle riders and those who share the road with riders to be careful and obey all posted traffic signs. Never drink and drive a car or a motorcycle, and avoid speeding or swerving around other cars. Always wear a helmet, even if it is not required by law. Helmets save lives.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.

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