Bike Injuries

Bike injuries are often devastating. Many cyclists will suffer traumatic brain injury or injury to the spine, because they lack the built-in protection motorists have traveling in vehicles.

What Are the Medical Costs of Being in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle injuries can become immensely costly if you survive one. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the medical costs of surviving a motorcycle accident can be anywhere from $2,500 to $1.4 million depending on the type of injuries sustained. Some of the injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident can lead to permanent life changes and a long-term need for care. Of the injuries likely to cost you the most, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are usually the most expensive. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the total cost of motorcycle accidents, including higher insurance premium costs for everyone, was a total of $12 billion in 2012. What Group of People Are the Most Likely to Be in an Accident? Many people killed and injured in motorcycle crashes come from a diverse age group, but only 10 percent of riders killed in 2010 were women. Rural roads…
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Motorcyclists Celebrate Veterans Day

The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade is a major event not only for families, but also for various clubs that wish to honor those who have fought for our country throughout our history. Colorado motorcyclist clubs were among the many organizations in attendance to educate kids and celebrate the sacrifices of our veterans. This tremendous 85-minute event brought in 4,000 citizens. Motorcyclists are among our most patriotic and holiday-oriented citizens. They are often seen not only riding in Veterans Day parades, but in Fourth of July, Christmas and Labor Day parades as well. Many motorcyclists are veterans. In fact, entire motorcycle clubs can be veteran-only clubs. Can Motorcyclist Injuries Occur at Parades? Although, parades are a time of great enjoyment, injuries can happen in these days of celebration. For instance, motorcyclists sometimes ride alongside or behind giant holiday floats. These floats sometimes can have mechanical problems or driver errors just…
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How Can I Be a Safer Motorcyclist in the Winter?

Colorado can have some rough winter days and nights. Some areas of Colorado get over 200 inches of snowfall a year. Snow especially becomes a problem when it melts and makes the roads icy, which then increases the probability of a motorcycle accident. Because of the weather, bikes are used less frequently in the winter than they are used in other times of the year. Therefore, it is a good plan to inspect your bike anytime there is a significant break between uses. It is preferred that you store your bike in a warm area, especially indoors, so you do not have to worry about rust or moisture. Tips for Being a Safer Motorcyclist The following list is helpful to follow during this season. These common sense tips are sometimes ignored: Layers and gear are extremely important. Make sure they are comfortable and protect you from the cold. You want…
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