Do All Motorcycle Accidents End In Fatalities?
All accidents, no matter what type of vehicle you are driving can have devastating consequences; however, not all of them end in fatalities. While there have been over 200 fatalities in Kentucky so far for 2016, only 16 of those fatal accidents have been the result of a motorcycle accident. Although no statistic of this magnitude should be grazed over lightly, the fact remains that collisions can leave you with minor to severe injuries without resulting in a fatality.
What types of injuries can occur when riding a motorcycle and what are the consequences of those wounds? A head injury or neck injury are the most common injuries suffered regardless of whether or not a helmet is worn. While a helmet may lessen the severity of the injury, it is not a failsafe measure to ensure no long term disability occurs. Additionally, as with all types of accidents on the road, broken bones are a likely injury that could leave you incapacitated for days and even months.
Regardless of the type of injury sustained, there are going to be medical expenses that will need to be covered. Even if you have insurance in place to cover unforeseen accidents, that coverage may not be enough to see you through to a full recovery. Insurance companies often work hard to prove who was at fault to ensure they pay out as little as possible which can leave you stranded when you are not able to work as a result.
Dealing with insurance companies can quickly become overwhelming when all you want to do is feel better. It may be beneficial to speak with an attorney to help you explore all avenues available to you to receive compensation to cover all your medical expenses. With the financial burden lessened, you will be able to focus more clearly on healing.