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Fighting for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Statistics About Motorcycle Injuries

The number of people who are injured or killed in motorcycle accidents is on the rise, according to statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were approximately 175,000 non-fatal motorcycle injuries treated in emergency rooms across the country in 2008, up from 120,000 in 2001, meaning riders were killed in crashes at a rate of 1.74 per 100,000 persons in 2008, a figure that represents a 55% increase over the number in 2001. The Missouri Department of Public Safety reports that 2,087 riders and passengers were injured and 81 were killed in 2011 alone.

Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries

A motorcycle accident can leave the rider with any type of catastrophic injury, but certain types are more common than others. The CDC reports that 30% of all motorcycle injuries involve the leg or foot, followed by the head and neck - such as a brain injury or whiplash (22%) - the upper torso (20%), the arm or hand (18%), and the lower torso (8%). Skin abrasions, commonly referred to as road rash, will often leave the rider with serious scarring. The victim may even require an amputation of a mangled or crushed limb or could end up with a paralyzing spinal cord injury.

Consequences of an Accident

If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, then your life may never be the same again. The fact that you might never be able to get back on a bike may be the least of your concerns, as you could also be facing a future with enormous medical bills and a disability that will make it difficult or impossible to support your family.

Contact us at Meyerkord & Meyerkord for dedicated support in your accident claim. We have more than 100 years of combined experience and we know what actions to take to maximize the value of your claim for compensation.

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