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Motorcycle accidents: Costly and deadly

Motorcycle accidents: Costly and deadly

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Motorcycle accidents: Costly and deadly

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When you ride a motorcycle, you know that you’re at a higher risk of injury than if you’re in a traditional car or truck. You have less protection around you, and in a collision, you can be thrown with no seatbelt to keep you secure.

On most journeys, you’ll be fine, but if you get into a crash, your life can change in an instant. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of motorcyclist deaths have been rising since 2000. This rise is a growing concern for the public, and it needs to be addressed with accident prevention.

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What can you do to help yourself?

Make sure you stand out. Don’t follow traffic too closely, use your lights at night, and wear your helmet to prevent injury if you do crash. Drivers should take time to check their blind spots and to signal correctly before moving into other lanes, and they should always be wary of motorcyclists on the road, especially when pulling out into traffic.

 

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Motorcycle Accident Compensation

When accidents happen, it’s not just you and the driver who suffer. Your family is affected, the hospital and its workers are affected, and the taxpayer is affected. When a motorcyclist is severely injured, everyone has to pay for that injury. How? Higher insurance premiums, lost tax revenues, lost wages, lost productivity, and other public fund usages end up costing the economy upwards of $12 billion in a single year.

Preventing accidents is one way to save money and lives; however, if you’re injured, you need to seek the best care and compensation you deserve.

Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, “Motorcycle Safety,” accessed Dec. 29, 2015

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