Motorcycle Accidents and Crashes in Milwaukee

Motorcycle Accidents and Crashes in Milwaukee – Most of the motorcycle accidents and crashes in Milwaukee result in debilitating injuries and, often, death. Motorcycle injuries are enhanced when the rider and or passenger is not wearing a helmet. When helmets are involved, the injuries tend not to be as severe.

Many dangerous and life ending crashes involve Motorcycle Accidents and Crashes in Milwaukee  and sometime with permanent consequences. Wearing helmets is the law and failure to wear a helmet is one of the dangerous conditions that contribute to the type of injuries sustained by motorcyclists and their passengers. Although Wisconsin riders over 18 may ride without helmets, helmets save lives.

Devastating injuries often involve motorcycle accidents and crashes in Milwaukee can be the source of everything painful for the injured, his or her family as well as the community in which the rider lives. Motorcycle injuries are usually devastating. This is because there is no protection around the rider and their passenger which causes them to be thrown dozens of feet from the point of collision and impact. Often, they collide with dangerous objects and nature’s characteristics. That Motorcycle injuries are severe is often the rule rather than the exception.

  • In 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 in 2014, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.
  • In In 2015, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, down 4.3 percent from 92,000 in 2014.
  • In 2014, motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile travelled, and almost five times more likely to be injured.
  • There were about 8.4 million motorcycles on the road in 2014.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTS), motorcyclists in 2005 were about 8 times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die than a passenger automobile occupant in a motor vehicle accident.

NHTS also estimated that wearing helmets is 37% effective in preventing motorcycle accident fatalities and that 37 of every 100 deaths could have been prevented had the motorcyclist been wearing a DMV Compliant helmet.

What Manner and Percentage of Crashes Involved Motorcycle Accidents & Crashes in Milwaukee?

4,586 Motorcyclists were killed in 2014.

51% of the collisions in 2006 involved another motor vehicle

79% of these motorcycles had front impact and 5% were rear-ended
25% involved collisions with fixed objects. Fixed objects including trees and tree roots protruding in the cyclist’s lane of travel can be dangerous causes of motorcycle collisions.

37% of the motorcycle accidents were caused by speeding by the motorcyclist. There were a total of 156 and 8,037 persons injured in Speed related crashes in the State of Wisconsin in 2012. December and January had the highest number of crashes due to snow slush and ice conditions.

27% of motorcycle fatalities involved motorcyclists with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or higher.

Failure to share the road with other motorists and riders can often lead to deadly consequences just like drinking and driving often does because alcohol reduces concentration, balance and control.

Failure to Yield Right of Way – Speeders in Wisconsin, forfeit any right of way they otherwise might have been owed. The right of way is not an absolute and unconditional right. Each motorist and road and highway user owes a duty of care to other motorists and users of the highway. They have a duty to use reasonable care and must exercise caution at all times.

Motorcycle Accidents and Crashes In Milwaukee – Collisions and Life Altering Consequences

Motorcycle accidents usually involve catastrophic injuries and disabilities which in turn require specialized medical treatment and therapy leading to a series of substantial medical bills and charges, time away from family and work because of treatment, therapy and rehabilitation for the physical injuries as well as psychological trauma and symptoms.

Types of Injuries and Damages In Motorcycle Accidents and Crashes in Milwaukee

Motorcyclists and their passenger are routinely subjected to devastating injuries and limitations because of the insufficient protection they have against the physical forces and trauma. The following temporary and permanent injuries are some of the injuries Motorcyclists suffer:

  1. Bruises
  2. Lacerations
  3. Fractures
  4. Traumatic Brain Injury
  5. Back Injuries
  6. Neck Injuries
  7. Spinal Cord Injuries
  8. Loss of limbs
  9. Loss of sight
  10. Paralysis

Each and all and or a combination of these injuries and symptoms usually require extensive and specialized treatment, therapy and short-term and long-term rehabilitation involving multiple health facilities and institutions before one is able to be restored to their pre-accident status or, to as best a condition and functional ability as is possible.

The cost of medical care increases in dramatic fashion whenever there is no helmet use and can be as much as 3 times what it otherwise would have cost had the motorcyclist wore a helmet. Similarly, the cost of medical care when there is no head injuries is usually half of what it is when there are head injuries associated with not wearing a helmet.

What Is My Case Worth and How Much Will I Take Home In Motorcycle Accidents and Crashes in Milwaukee?

How much your case is worth depends upon a number of variables and reasons including but not necessarily limited to the following:

  1. Role and extent to which you may have played in causing accident and injuries
  2. Existence of pre-existing injuries and aggravation or lack thereof
  3. Medical bills – Past and future
  4. Loss of wages
  5. Loss of earning capacity
  6. Loss of the Enjoyment of Life
  7. Functional Limitations
  8. Disability – Temporary or Permanent?
  9. Death

There is no magic formula for discerning how much your case might be worth in terms of dollars and cents. That said, your injuries, pain, suffering and all the intangibles associated with your case and accident form a significant part of the barometer we use to assess the value of your case. Your honesty and truthfulness, cooperation with your lawyer, how effective you and your lawyer are able to work together, make all the difference. If you and your lawyer don’t see eye to eye, the value of your case may be affected. If you fail to confide in your lawyer or otherwise decide to be less than truthful, such decision is going to impact the value of your case, often substantially devaluing your case.

Be Honest, Don’t Embellish, Be Yourself, Never Pretend To Know What You Don’t Know and, Trust Your Lawyer.

If you and or a loved one have been the victims of a motorcycle crash, accident or collision, call the Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident & Personal Injury Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC., for a No obligation Free In Person or Telephone Consultation at (414)933-4144

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