Due to the small nature of motorcycles compared to other automobiles, accidents often result from low visibility or distractions on the road. The Fitz Law Group represents victims and their loved ones who suffer serious injuries, death, lost wages and suffering due to motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable and are five times more likely to be injured on the road than car and truck drivers.
88,000 motorcyclists were injured in traffic crashes in 2006. Motorcycle rider fatalities accounted for 11 percent of the total 2006 fatalities, 13 percent of all occupant fatalities and 4 percent of all occupants injured. Most often, other drivers involved in an accident with motorcycles fail to see the motorcycle at all until the moment just before impact and sometimes not until after the motorcycle accident has actually occurred.