Yearly Archives: 2014

What Are the Medical Costs of Being in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle injuries can become immensely costly if you survive one. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the medical costs of surviving a motorcycle accident can be anywhere from $2,500 to $1.4 million depending on the type of injuries sustained. Some of the injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident can lead to permanent life changes… read more

Will More Lighting on a Motorcycle Decrease the Number of Motorcycle Accidents?

Visibility has always been a serious issue for motorcyclists, and lack of visibility causes a fair share of accidents and fatalities. Recently, there have been some new ideas and innovations put forward that are going to attempt to fix the problem. One man’s motorcycle accident turned into a $100,000 idea when he started a company,… read more

Are There Ways to Reduce the Number of Traumatic Bain Injuries in Football Players?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have gained national attention in a recent controversy surrounding national, college and high school football. Football players are sustaining alarming levels of concussions, and the results can be permanent. It was recently found that a large number of football players have a brain disease known as chronic-traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which can… read more

What Organizations Help Reduce Motorcycle Accidents?

Several organizations and non-profits exist to promote and educate the public on motorcycle safety. One very reputable organization, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), offers training and classes that can be taken in many places across the country. In addition to offering classes, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Board of Trustees is composed of several executives affiliated… read more

Does Stoned Driving Cause More Car Accidents?

Colorado became the first state in U.S. history to legalize cannabis, and since its inception into state law, some critics have argued that stoned driving will lead to more car accidents. One unfortunate 23-year-old Colorado man may end up becoming a stoned driving statistic after he slammed into the back of a police cruiser and… read more

Can the Health Care Costs of a Motorcycle Accident be Reduced?

Motorcycles are a fun, fast and stylish way to arrive at your destination, but they offer very little protection against potential accidents. Being prepared for the worst can be accomplished by educating yourself on how to reduce the odds of an accident in the first place, but having insurance options will further hedge against a… read more

What Are Good Ways to Avoid Road Hazards On My Motorcycle?

Potential risks and obstacles can materialize for motorcycle riders and give little to no warning until it is too late. Highway construction zones, traffic jams and poor weather can cause motorcycle accidents, and that is why it is important to be prepared and aware of what dangers lay ahead. Work zone obstacles can mean uneven… read more

Is There a Link Between Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will enter emergency rooms this year to receive treatment for a traumatic brain injury. Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are the most common TBI seen by health care providers. Even mild traumatic brain injuries, if sustained repeatedly, are capable of causing long-term mental health problems and cognitive deficits.… read more