Motorcycle accidents can lead to life-altering injuries

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday February 12, 2015

We discussed the importance of motorcycle insurance in the last blog post. We discussed how motorcycle medical payment insurance is a type of insurance that helps to cover the cost of medical care for motorcyclists after an accident. That might have some of our Florida readers wondering about the other costs that motorcyclists might incur because of the accident.

It is important for our readers to think about how traumatic motorcycle accidents can be for the motorcycle rider. The rider is on an open bike balancing on two wheels. If that motorcycle is struck by another vehicle, the rider can easily fall if the bike becomes unbalanced. In some cases, that means the rider is flung off the bike. The old saying of “what goes up must come down” then comes into play because a rider who is flung off a bike has to land somewhere. In many cases, that place is on the hard asphalt of the road.

Landing on such a hard surface can lead to serious injuries. These can include road rash, broken bones, loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, head injuries and back injuries. In all those cases, it is possible that the person won’t be able to work even after he or she gets out of the hospital. That can mean lost wages.

We know how much of a financial strain being off work and having to still pay bills can be. When you add in the long-term care you might need and the mounting medical care costs, the outlook might seem dismal and the strain might increase. That strain is the reason why some Florida residents opt to seek compensation after the motorcycle accident.

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