Motorcycle Accidents Cost U.S. Riders Billions
Tens of thousands of motorcyclists across the U.S. are injured or killed in crashes each year, imposing a high personal and financial cost on bikers and their families. Many experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Colorado and other states are dedicated to helping families deal with many of these costs, which topped $16 billion in 2010.
The GAO notes that despite the high risks of personal injury involved in a motorcycle crash, only about 18 percent of the $16 billion total annual cost is spent on medical bills. Most of the money – about 44 percent, or $7 billion – is lost when riders injured in a motorcycle crash are unable to work, either temporarily or permanently. The wages that could have been earned are not, leaving many families in dire financial straits.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident in Colorado, you know firsthand the costs a crash imposes. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our hardworking legal team can help you get the compensation you need to reduce your financial burdens after a crash, so you can focus on healing. For a free case evaluation, call us today at (719) 475-2555.