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 Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to car accidents. This is due to the relative lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists. While protective gear can help, motorcyclists still risk serious injury when on the road. Here is a brief list of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes and how to make sure you don’t end up in one. The left turn accident. These accidents account for 42 percent of all accidents involving a motorcycle and a car. Left turn accidents occur when a motorcyclist is going through an intersection, passing a car or trying to overtake the car and is struck by a car. While these accidents occur for cars as well, motorcyclists are at higher risk because they are harder to see. To avoid these accidents, always use caution when crossing intersections and don’t rely on other people using their…
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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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