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How much do motorcycle accidents cost?

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2021 | Auto Accidents |

Speed, weight and lack of safety features are among the top reasons for extensive injuries in a New Hampshire motorcycle crash. Recovering from these injuries often requires long-term treatment and lifestyle changes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motorcyclists are four times more likely to sustain severe injuries in a collision than the passenger vehicle’s occupants. Several factors affect the overall cost of a motorcycle crash.

Medical bills

Medical care that includes a hospital stay, physical therapy and specialized equipment is often the costliest part of a motorcycle accident. Depending on the severity of your crash, life-altering injuries might include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lost wages

Recovering from catastrophic injuries often takes months or even years. It frequently includes multiple surgeries and a broad range of medical treatments.

Lost wages

Returning to work immediately after the crash may not be an option. Depending on your job, you may require adaptive equipment and reasonable accommodation. You may need vocational training and other preparation if returning to your old job is unrealistic. Some injuries may have permanent consequences and require full or part-time assistance.

Flashbacks and nightmares are common in the days following a devastating crash. However, if they continue and you experience depression, anxiety and similar problems, you may suffer from PTSD. Emotional trauma must also heal, which may take time and additional help. It is essential that you understand your rights and options. If your crash resulted from a negligent driver, you might recover compensation for the physical, emotional and financial damage it caused.