Any accident can leave wreckage and injuries behind, but motorcycles are often involved in accidents with life-threatening injuries. While this has long been suggested by the gruesome nature of most accident scenes, now there’s evidence in the form of more and more studies suggesting the same. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, your life could be changed significantly and getting help from the right legal team is imperative. You might rely on these funds for years to come as it relates to your care.
A recent Canadian study has attempted to identify the financial toll of motorcycle accidents and has found that the severe injury rate and fatality rate is much higher for motorcycle accidents when compared to traditional vehicle wrecks. This Canadian study looked at the experience of more than 281,000 people hurt in car accidents and more than 26,000 patients injured in motorcycle wrecks. They found that the injury rate for motorcycle accidents was three times higher than for traditional vehicle accidents. Severe injuries, in fact, were ten times more likely to happen with a motorcycle crash and the cost of a motorcycle crash was significant in comparison with a vehicle crash.
These motorcycle accidents cost twice as much in Canada to treat as car accidents when looking at the first two years after the collision for the accident victim. These accidents are considerably more costly and dangerous than any involving cars estimating that medical costs of care for motorcycle crashes can be complicated because of the many years of extensive treatment the injured rider might need to pursue. Injury rates were three times higher for motorcycles than cars and with the cost of medical treatments approximately doubled.
Researchers determined that the total health cost for injuries was approximately six times higher for motorcycle owners than for car owners. If you or someone you know has recently been injured in a motorcycle accident and believe you have grounds for a personal injury claim, scheduling a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney today is extremely important. The right lawyer can have a major impact on the outcome of your case.