Summer is just beginning, and Minnesota is already experiencing a very deadly year for motorcyclists. In May, seven motorcyclists were killed in the state. So far this year, 13 motorcycle riders have been killed. Considering the fact that there were only five motorcycle accident deaths in 2011, it’s easy to see why motorcycle safety is such an important issue. In fact, it’s so important that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, or DPS, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about motorcycle safety.
The organization is joined by the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center, or MMSC. By raising awareness, it is hoped that the number of motorcyclists who die on Minnesota roads will decline. In the meantime, Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is available to assist people whose loved ones have been killed or injured in motorcycle crashes.
An Important Message
The MMSC debuted a popular bumper stick back in 1985 that included the message "Start Seeing Motorcyclists." The message is back in full force with the new public safety campaign. You’ll start seeing the message on billboards and buses throughout the metro and in Rochester and Duluth. With any luck, this message will help curb the tide of motorcycle deaths that has been on the rise in Minnesota this year. If something unfortunate does occur, it’s critical to line up competent legal representation. The attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben can help.
Protect Your Rights
Unfortunately, many motorists fail to give motorcycles the space they need on the road. Motorcyclists have just as much right to be on the road as motorists, and that’s what this public safety campaign is all about. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Minnesota, you need to do what it takes to protect your rights. The only way to have a chance at doing so is by retaining an experienced and competent attorney. At Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, we have assisted many people who have been the victims of motorcycle accidents. If you need legal counsel regarding a motorcycle accident, call 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free) for a free consultation.