Motorcycles can be a fun and economical way to get to various destinations in Hawaii. People who ride them often enjoy the freedom they experience and it can also be much cheaper than driving a car or other motor vehicle every day. The reason for both of these advantages is that motorcycles are much smaller than the other vehicles on the road and are not enclosed like other motor vehicles.
This also means that they also provide much less protection to the riders if they are involved in an accident. There is very little protection between the rider and the road. As a result, motorcycle accidents are generally much more serious and devastating for the rider than the drivers of other vehicles.
Motorcycle accident statistics
In fact, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident when compared to motorists involved in car accidents.
In 2020, motorcycle fatalities accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities on the roads despite there being far fewer motorcycle accidents compared to other types of accidents. The NHTSA also noted that 2020 saw the highest number of motorcycle fatalities since at least 1975 when it began keeping track of the statistics.
As with other types of motor vehicle accidents, there are many causes of motorcycle accidents, but the majority of fatal motorcycle accidents (55%) involved a collision with another motor vehicle. In some of these situations, the drivers of cars or trucks were at fault for the accident.
When drivers cause a motorcycle accident, it is important that they are held accountable and compensate the victims.
There are many motorcycle accidents in Hawaii every year. Many of the riders suffer serious injuries or die as a result of the accident. This can be devastating to both the riders and their families.
If another driver causes the accident, it is important that the drivers compensate the victims for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. It is important that the rider is compensated properly as well and experienced attorneys may be able to guide the victims through the process.