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HIGHER SPEED LIMITS INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY AND DEATH TO MOTORCYCLISTS AND OTHERS ON IDAHO HIGHWAYS


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4/23/2014
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In Idaho, a motorcyclist is injured on the average every 17.0 hours according to the Idaho Transportation Department. Also, in Idaho a person is killed every 5.5 days due to aggressive driving. These are sobering statistics which often result in significant injuries and considerable losses due to staggering medical costs for treatment and therapy, loss of wages, salary, income and benefits and pain, suffering and the loss of quality of life, capacity to enjoy life and other damages.

What makes matters worse is that the Idaho Legislature has now authorized the increase in the speed limit allowing vehicles to travel as high as 80 miles per hour on portions of the Interstate. A vehicle traveling at 80 miles per hour is traveling at a distance of 117.33 per second. That’s the distance of a football field in less than 3 seconds giving motorcyclists less time to react to avoid hazards created by other negligent drivers.

The incidents of driver distraction is also on the rise with the advent of cell phones and electronic contraptions in the cab of other motor vehicles which take the driver’s attention away from the road. This makes motorcycle drivers at an increase risk of injury due to the negligence of others.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bike crash, you should seek a free initial consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Idaho Personal Injury and Motorcycle Accident Trial Lawyer Alan Morton has over 31 years of experience in handling claims of personal injury who has assisted thousands of individuals over the past three decades. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation, call 208.344.5555 or toll free at 888.716.8021 or complete the contact form at http://www.mortonlawyers.com/contact.cfm. If due to your injuries or situation you are unable to come to his office for a consultation, he is happy to meet with you at your home, hospital, work or any other convenient meeting place. Fill free to review the articles, books and other literature Mr. Morton and his staff have prepared for you in this website. Mr. Morton has created a treasure trove of information to help victims of injury and wrongful death better understand their legal rights and remedies. Of course, nothing can replace the benefit of a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney. Hence, you should give Mr. Morton a call. He would be happy to address your questions and concerns in a confidential setting.

You may also wish to review the testimonial page of Mr. Morton’s clients at http://www.mortonlawyers.com/testimonials.cfm as well. Mr. Morton would be happy to discuss with you any questions you may have regarding your claim.

 



Category: Motorcycle Accidents

Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer

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