Recent news from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation should put both motorcyclists and other drivers on edge.
According to the WisDOT, Wisconsin motorcycle fatalities increased in the first part of 2012. Accordingly, it is important to know what the fatality statistics are, why more fatalities may have occurred and how future motorcycle accident deaths may be avoided.
Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Answer Questions About 2012 Crash Fatalities
In order to avoid future serious or fatal accidents, it is important to know the facts about past crashes. The Milwaukee motorcycle crash lawyers at Hupy and Abraham want you to know the answers to the following three questions:
- What are latest Wisconsin fatal motorcycle accident statistics?
From January 1, 2012 to mid-August, there were 72 deaths on Wisconsin roads - during the same period last year in 2011, that is 15 more motorcycle fatalities.
- Why did motorcycle crash fatalities rise in 2012?
It is hard to say for sure why there was an increase in motorcycle accident deaths. However, an increase in gas prices and the early spring of 2012 may have led more people to ride motorcycles and contributed to the higher number of deaths.
- How can motorists, both riders and drivers, avoid future crashes?
It takes the cooperation of motorcyclists and other drivers to avoid fatal motorcycle wrecks in Wisconsin. All drivers should follow the rules of the road, avoid distractions, and make sure that they focus on driving safely.
We hope that this information helps keep you safe, but we understand that it might not answer your most important questions.
Contact an Experienced Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Attorney to Have Your Questions Answered
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a Wisconsin motorcycle crash, then you probably have many more questions than those that we answered above. Specifically, you likely want to know what you should do next — and what kind of financial and legal recovery may be possible.
For answers to these questions, please call the experienced personal injury lawyers at Hupy and Abraham today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, toll-free at 800-800-5678. To find out more about how to protect your rights, request your free copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.