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 and a long-term need for care. Of the injuries likely to cost you the most, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are usually the most expensive.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the total cost of motorcycle accidents, including higher insurance premium costs for everyone, was a total of $12 billion in 2012.
What Group of People Are the Most Likely to Be in an Accident?
Many people killed and injured in motorcycle crashes come from a diverse age group, but only 10 percent of riders killed in 2010 were women. Rural roads were the most likely area to be involved in a dangerous crash, as there is poor lighting and less room to maneuver a motorcycle. Half of all crashes take place on a rural road, and the most common kind of motorcycles involved in fatal accidents are sports bikes that increase speed and agility.
We have previously written that one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is other drivers failing to see motorcyclists. With texting and driving at an all-time high, the possibility of being hit by a drunk driver and property that has been neglected and made unsafe for motorcyclists, the possibility of injury is real. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is highly advisable to hire an attorney to help you get through the hurdles of witness testimonies and dealing with insurance companies.
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