Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney
Motorcycles are one exciting means of travel, but that feeling of exhilaration comes with serious risks. The exposed position of the rider and small mass of the bike combine to cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year. Each million miles driven by motorcycles causes roughly 25 deaths, thirty times the expected deaths from cars covering the same distance. Legs and hips may be the most vulnerable parts of the body on a motorcycle, but a blow to the head is the most common fatal injury.
Traumatic brain injury is of particular concern for bikers. 12% of all emergency room visits and 26% of all hospitalizations involving…