No matter what you are driving, being on the road can be dangerous. The speeds are high and the vehicles are heavy, meaning tons of force is exerted each time a crash occurs. Despite research and technological innovations designed to make vehicles safer for travel, for the foreseeable future, there does not seem to be a way to remove the risk of injury. It is tough to imagine a new design for motorcycles, for example, that would reduce the risk of injury without sacrificing the body design and compactness of the vehicle that make it so popular. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert motorcycle injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
A Canadian medical journal recently published a study indicating that motorcycle accidents result in more severe injuries, more fatalities, and more costly medical treatment than car accidents. The study also found the injury rate for motorcycles to be three times higher than the injury rate for cars.
Interestingly, although there have been advances in motorcycle safety and design, mortality associated with motorcycle trauma has not decreased, and may in fact have increased, according to the study. Further, over the first two years after a collision, motorcycle accidents cost twice as much money for medical treatment as injuries resulting from car accidents. Although studies before this have shown the fact that the motorcyclist is far more exposed to the road and therefore far more subject to injuries, this is one of the first studies to compare medical costs, and provides another caveat for those interested in purchasing a motorcycle.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert motorcycle accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!