Wisconsin can enact new laws, motorcyclists can voluntarily take new safety measures, and other motorists can drive more carefully. However, unless these efforts result in fewer Wisconsin motorcycle crashes they are not important. In order to understand whether current safety laws and measures are working, it is important to take a look at the latest Wisconsin motorcycle accident statistics. It is also important to realize that the elimination of motorcycle accidents is unlikely and, therefore, it is essential to know how to contact a Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney.
What We Know About the Latest Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accident statistics from 2011 and 2012 are starting to be reported. Here is what we know so far:
- According to a Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report, Wisconsin motorcycle accident deaths decreased from 99 in the first nine months of 2010 to 77 in the first nine months of 2011.
- The GHSA expects to see an increase in motorcycle riders during 2012 due, in part, to a recovering economy and to higher gas prices. More riders could mean more fatalities.
- As of May 31, 2012, Wisconsin motorcycle wrecks took the lives of 22 motorcycle drivers and 3 motorcycle passengers.
As always, the statistics will continue to be compiled, and will continue to change as the year progresses.
How to Contact a Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been hurt—or if you have lost a loved one—in a motorcycle crash, then it is important to understand your rights and potential recovery. Please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, and please call an experienced Milwaukee motorcycle crash lawyer today at 1-414-223-4800 (local) or 1-800-800-5678 (toll-free in Wisconsin, Iowa, or Illinois) for more information.