Across the nation, the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents has increased over the past decade at a rate of about 150% from those recorded in 2000.  In 2010, about 5200 riders were killed with about 100,000 being injured.

In the state of South Carolina, deaths from motorcycle accidents increased from less than 100 in 2003 to over 150 in 2010.  Further, in North Carolina, motorcycle deaths have gone from about 100 in 2003 to over 200 in 2010.

The fact is that motorcycle deaths are more common than automobile deaths due to the fact that they are simply not protected while driving on the roadways.  When a car strikes another car, the impact effects the body of the car, and not the driver.  However, when something strikes a motorcycle, more often than not, the motorcyclist is hit; not just the motorcycle.  Research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration illustrates that about 70 percent of motorcycle accidents are the result of another vehicle not being able to see the motorcycle.  And also speeding, aggressive driving, and inattention at the wheel are other leading factors.

Therefore, if you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident which resulted in injury or death, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP.  For a consultation, contact us at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.  We have riders in our office, and we greatly look forward to assisting you with your legal issue.