A report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) finds that there has not been any progress in reducing motorcyclist deaths in 2011. GHSA found that motorcycle fatalities remained steady at about 4,500 in 2011, the same level as 2010. In fact, 26 states and the District of Columbia reported an increase in motorcyclist deaths. Motorcycle deaths remain one of the few areas in highway safety where progress is not being made. The report also finds that only 19 states require helmets for motorcycle riders.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a motorcycle or car accident, or motor vehicle defect, and d would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.