Accidents can lead to pain, suffering and a long list of expensive medical bills, but when a motorcycle is involved, the injuries are even worse and can often lead to a fatality. When someone is killed by another’s negligence in a motorcycle accident, families are often left with funeral expenses, loss of income, medical expenses and non-economic hurt including emotional pain and suffering.
When you think of a GPS unit, most people would say that they are made for cars, for turn to turn directions. Rarely do people purchase them for their recreational bicycles, but the story of one professional cyclist may change their minds.
As we have mentioned over and over again, many accidents involving motorcycles often lead to serious injury or even death. Motorcycles are harder to see in traffic and do not provide a lot of protection when they are involved in a motorcycle accident. Crashes are often caused by the drivers of larger automobiles who fail to notice a motorcycle when they are driving on a roadway or turning a corner, but motorcycle crashes are also often caused by inexperienced cyclists.
In part one of this series, a new device was explained that could possibly aid people paralyzed in some accident like a motorcycle accident, either partially or completely, once again walk. The new electronic neural bridge was presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting that was held approximately two weeks ago, but the research presented has critics wondering just how real the possibility is that the device could make people walk again.
We talked last week how helmets can help protect the brain from serious injury during an accident, but traumatic brain injuries are not the only injury caused. Spinal cord injuries often occur in motorcycle accidents when the driver is thrown from the small vehicle. While a helmet may protect the brain, it does not protect the neck, and motorcycle accidents can be a major cause of partial or complete paralysis.
The National Transportation Safety Board has its own list of most wanted criminals. The criminals are not people, but safety improvements or laws that they think should be implemented to prevent serious injury or death.
Mandatory helmet use has been added to the most wanted list as researchers are finding more and more serious brain injuries caused by motorcycle accidents or bicycle accidents where the driver was not wearing a helmet.