As all of us who ride know, while it may be hidden beneath our shades and helmets, but many of us out on the roads these days have some gray hairs, wrinkles and “experience”. It is unfortunate but true that car and truck drivers continue to disregard the right of way for motorcycle riders, and serious injuries result. We have asked drivers for years to Look Twice, Save a Life. It remains true, sadly, that traumatic brain injury and other types of severe injuries and death from motorcycle accidents tend to increase on Idaho roads and highways every year.
A recent Newspaper story reported on study from researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center finding riders over age 40 sustained more severe injuries and had longer hospital stays and higher risks of dying in motorcycle crashes than riders 39 and younger. We know that older riders would be especially vulnerable to brain injuries, because the blood vessels on the top of the brain stretch as you get older and are more likely to tear when an older biker gets hit by a motorist.
The American Motorcyclist Association makes the point that all of us who ride face threats, regardless of our age that weren’t there a decade ago, including including all the larger and heavier sport utility vehicles and the ubiquitous cellphone user/ texter behind the wheel. As they said “Distracted driving is a much bigger issue now,’’ … “and that’s a huge concern for the motorcycling community.’’
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, we are here to help. And as a fellow rider,Ii understand what it means to get injured while riding. And the unique issues involved with getting your bike back on the road.
Our goal is to help people all accross Southern Idaho. Call us if you have any questions about your motorcycle injury collision or accident or anything else about your injury claim. The initial consultation is always free.
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