Motorcycle riders are vulnerable on our highways and roads in Ohio. Drivers have only a limited amount of protection between themselves and the pavement to guard against serious injuries. About 80% of all motorcycle accidents cause either injury or death with about 2,0000 motorcyclists killed each year and another 50,000 injured. Head injuries are the leading cause of death and serious injuries.
Motorcycle accidents in Columbus, Ohio have the highest injury and death rates than any other mode of transportation. Even the most careful and skilled motorcyclist can suffer traumatic injuries due to the negligence of another driver.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that when compared to car riders in a motor vehicle traffic crash, motorcyclists’ risk of injury is nine times greater and the risk of death is 37 times more likely. The injuries from a motorcycle accident are often very severe and permanently alter the victim’s life.
Injured? Have questions? Schedule a free consultation with Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer, Tom Somos, of The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC.
Attorney Tom Somos of The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC has over twenty years’ experience handling cases related to motorcycles in the Ohio area. Victims in these cases have suffered from the most serious injuries, including: