Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013
In recent years, the Fourth of July has ranked as the biggest day for auto accidents, as outlined in a recent ABC News report. According to the report, which cites data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an average of 148 people died in automotive crashes on July 4th, between the years 2004 and 2008. No other day averages this many accidents. Motorcycle accident lawyer Jeff Nadrich has been observing the trends, and is urging motorcyclists everywhere to be cautious.
According to the ABC report, the typical day sees an average of 114 traffic deaths. After July 4th, the second and third deadliest days for drivers are August 3rd and July 15th, both of which see an average of 143 fatalities. Trailing closely behind is New Year's Day, with 140 traffic deaths. The ABC article notes that July 4th is also the biggest day of the year for DUI-related accidents.
Motorcycle accident injury attorney Jeff Nadrich believes that these numbers are especially significant for motorcycle riders. According to Nadrich, “Though there are far fewer motorcyclists on the road, they are 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident, according to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That's why it's so important for motorcyclists to be extra vigilant this July 4th.”
Nadrich urges anyone who has been in a motorcycle accident to contact a qualified motorcycle accident injury attorney right away. According to Nadrich, “Motorcyclists often have the most to lose on the roadways, and a qualified attorney can help you determine the best legal course of action in the event of an accident.”
About Nadrich & Cohen: Jeffrey Nadrich is a motorcycle accident injury attorney with Nadrich & Cohen, a California based law firm with offices in 18 locations across the state. Nadrich & Cohen handles all types of wrongful death and serious injury accident cases. Victims are encouraged to call 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation with a Nadrich & Cohen attorney.
ABC News: July 4 - The Deadliest Day on the Highway; July 2, 2013
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Traffic Safety Facts – 2007 Data