Ohio residents may hear a lot about the efforts being conducted by various organizations and law enforcement agencies to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities on the roads, and this may lead them to believe that motorcycle crashes are also decreasing across the state. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
According to a comparison between statistics released in 2014 and 2015, the total number of motorcycle crashes was 3,800 in 2015, which was up from 3,651 in 2014. This has also led to an increase in fatalities arising from motorcycle crashes, from 140 in 2014 to 163 in 2015. The number of injuries has also gone up, from 3,080 in 2014 to 3,147 in 2015.
This demonstrates an alarming trend; although drivers are reminded to be aware of changing road circumstances, check their blind spots and ensure the path is clear before turning at intersections, motorcycle accidents are still taking place and not only that, they are increasing.
People travel on motorcycles for a variety of reasons. Some of them do it for leisure while for others it is the only option they can afford. Regardless of the reason people get on a motorbike, they always expect to return and when they do not their family members are left with grief, unanswered questions and medical and funeral bills. When Ohio residents lose a loved one in an accident, it is not possible to quantify the loss they have endured. But, financial compensation can help alleviate the financial burden that comes with losing a family member. A civil lawsuit may be an option for victims and their loved ones to consider.