Alabama residents love their trucks (the state has more registered trucks than cars), and according to recent data, Alabamans also favor motorcycles when compared with other southern states. Unfortunately, the state also ranks relatively high in fatalities related to motorcycle accidents.
The Mobile personal injury attorneys at Long & Long understand the unique challenges faced by motorcycle accident victims, and we are dedicated to helping victims and their family members pursue the financial peace of mind they need to move forward with their lives. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a motor vehicle crash, please call 251-432-2277 for your free consultation; our lawyers welcome clients from the greater Mobile area and throughout Alabama.
A recent column on AL.com asked, “Alabama loves its trucks and cars, but how does it rank when it comes to motorcycles?” The answer is 32nd in the nation overall, with 38 people for every motorcycle registered in the state.
However, Alabama ranks highly in motorcycle ownership when compared with other southern states; in the South, only Florida ranks higher with 33 people for every motorcycle. With more motorcycles on the road comes an increased risk for accidents involving motorcycles.
According to data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 97 motorcyclists died in crashes in Alabama in 2012, the last year for which full figures are available. In recent years, Alabama has ranked among the top 15 states in motorcycle accident deaths. A review of local crash reports shows at least a dozen motorcycle crashes in the wider Mobile area over the past year have resulted in injuries, with at least six of those accidents resulting in death.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident, please contact Long & Long today for your free case review. Our accomplished lawyers welcome clients from the greater Mobile area and across Alabama.