How many car crashes or motorcycle accidents happen in Houston or Bellaire, Texas? Do you know how many people The United States Center for Disease Control reported died because of motorcycle crashes in 2010? The answer is: more than 4,500. How much of an increase is this compared to 2000? The answer is: 55% increase. How much do motorcycle crashes costs the United States a year in lost productivity and medical care? The answer is: More than 12 billion dollars annually.
What is the reason for the tremendous costs? Motorcycle wrecks often involve serious and painful injuries. Unlike a car, there are no seatbelts on a motorcycle. People driving in cars or truck are protected by the vehicle shell, roll bars, air bags and seatbelts. Motorcycles clearly lack this protection.
What type of injuries do motorcycle riders suffer from after an accident? Often times they suffer from broken bones, brain injuries, disfigurement, spinal cord injuries and burns.
Because of these types of injuries, medical costs can mount and the injured may have the loss of wages. The worst part of serious injuries like those described above is pain, suffering and the reduction of the quality of life the injured person should be enjoying.
The injured individual may need the faulty driver or the faulty driver’s insurance company to pay for the medical bill and compensate this person for the pain and suffering. Insurance companies do not always play fair. This is why someone injured in a car or motorcycle accident should consult an knowledgeable attorney.
If you have questions about a motorcycle accident that occurred in Houston or Bellaire, Texas, feel free to call a personal injury lawyer at 713-572-4900.
– Article By Richard Weaver