justice delivered

for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

Why are motorcyclists 50 and over most likely to die in a crash?

| Dec 8, 2017 | Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Recent data, compiled by the National Institute for Highway Safety, shows that currently, at least 35 percent of all motorcyclists who die in crashes are at least age 50 or over. This is a significant shift from the same data compiled in 1975.

Back then, 80 percent of motorcyclists who died were age 29 or under. The most recently compiled data also suggests that at least 91 percent of all motorcyclists who die in motorcycle crashes are men.

Fatal motorcycle accidents also reportedly account for 14 percent of all motorist deaths in the United States. In 2016 alone, data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that at least 5,286 motorcyclists lost their lives in crashes. This number marked a 5 percent increase from the prior year. It was at least double that rate from back in 1996.

The Insurance Institute suggests that the reason for the increase in motorcycle fatalities among this older population is two-fold. On one hand, the 50 and older population in this country is sizeable. At least 76 million people were born during the 18 years leading up to 1964 in the U.S.

On another hand, many of these individuals, if they rode motorcycles before, did so back in the 1970s. Many think that they can easily just get back on their bikes and that riding one will simply come back to them. Few take into account that their skill set may have diminished since then.

Officials with the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) also point out that individuals belonging to this 50 and older group often lack the ability to respond as quickly as younger motorcyclists can. Young or old though, it seems both have a similar tendency to get distracted by their smartphones and other electronic devices.

Since motorcycles don’t offer many of the same safety features that other vehicles offer, motorcyclists are likely to suffer more significant injuries or die if they’re involved in crashes as well.

If you’ve been seriously hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, then a Los Angeles attorney may advise you of your right to recover medical or funeral bills or lost wages in your case.

Source: The Herald Tribune, “Most likely to die in a motorcycle crash: Men 50 and older,” Mary Wisniewski, Dec. 7, 2017


Bg Testimonials

"5+ Stars for this attorney! There is no better in my book. Thank you for being a great attorney and being there for me when I needed someone on my side. This is the attorney to hire!"

"Scott Corwin exceeded my expectations. He walked me through the entire process but didn't waste my time. He was professional, aggressive, communicative, and efficient. If you want the best, you've found him."

"Scott was diligent, professional, compassionate, honest, and responsive. Scott was able to get me 10 times more than I thought I would receive for my accident. I couldn't recommend a better personal injury lawyer."

"Mr. Corwin is truly an amazing professional with outstanding tenacity and incredible skill for the law. If you want an Attorney that will work and breathe your case, day and night, then Mr. Corwin is the right man."

"I was told that Scott's the best, and he didn't let me down. From the first meeting all the way down through settlement I felt like my interests were being represented by someone knowledgeable, skilled, and that genuinely cared about my outcome."

"The settlement Scott obtained for me has provided my family with the security we need for the future. I recommend Scott Corwin to anyone injured in an accident, whether it's a small case or a life altering injury. He will fight to get you what you deserve."

"The "Force" is with this man! I'm grateful for Mr. Corwin's professionalism and highly recommend him to anyone in need of hi-caliber legal representation."

"Fast, easy, reliable, friendly, and hardworking! Fastest results I've ever heard of. I have only praises to sing about Scott! Will definitely be sending all my friends his way!"

"I got into an accident and I thank god I found Scott Corwin right away. I was treated with respect and all my questions or concerns were always readily answered. He is a rare gem and I highly recommend him."

"I appreciate you for the respectful manner in which you interact with your clients. My experience with you was exactly what I think an attorney client relationship should be. Your keen sensibilities set you apart. You are the consummate professional."

"I'd recommend Scott to anyone and call upon his services again with no hesitation. He's truly a "super lawyer" -- do not wait another minute - you have found your man. Retain him, follow his instructions, and move on with your life. He'll handle everything - what a relief!"

"I located Scott due to stellar reviews that I found online. He exceeded my expectations and I could not be happier with my settlement."

"I was very lucky to come across Scott J. Corwin. Scott made sure I got all the medical treatment I needed. I have worked with many attorneys in the past but Scott is by far the most knowledgeable, responsible, and detail-oriented. I highly recommend him."

"You did a tremendous job! I was extremely surprised and happy with my settlement amount. It was higher than I expected! You definitely are the Super Lawyer!"

"If you need a personal injury attorney who listens, cares about you, is candid, thorough, reassuring, who will be your legal advocate to protect your rights, and will do all he can to obtain the best possible settlement for you, then Scott J. Corwin is that lawyer."

"I have worked with many attorneys in the past but Scott is by far the most knowledgeable, responsible, and detail-oriented attorney I have worked with. I highly recommend him."

"Thank you for your professionalism. You maximized the result for your client and did so much faster than 99% of lawyers ever could or would."

"I am not sure dealing with the aftermath of an accident can ever be hassle-free, but using Scott as your lawyer is about as close as you'll ever get. I give him my most enthusiastic recommendation."

"I enormously appreciate all of the help and hard work you've done for me and for taking care of my doctor's bills."

"Scott was kind, caring and compassionate as well as being an aggressive attorney who was not afraid to take on the insurance company for us. He dealt with everything so I didn't have to deal with anything. I give Scott my highest recommendation."

Hear what our clients have to say

Get the Answers You Need Fast.
No Recovery, No Fee. Schedule a Free Consultation Today.