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NJ Accident Lawyers at Console & Hollawell React to New Motorcycle Crash Data from the U.S. Government Accountability Office
Date:12/4/2012

Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) December 04, 2012

Motorcycle crashes kill thousands of riders annually in the United States, and a new government report is showing their true financial toll. Costs from injuries and fatalities directly attributed to motorcycle accidents totaled $16 billion in 2010, according to a report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).* Researchers stated the full cost of these collisions are most likely higher than this already astronomical amount because of the difficulty in measuring long-term medical expenses of survivors. In New Jersey, accident attorney Richard P. Console Jr. sees the struggles injured victims face every day as they progress through their medical treatment.

“Motorcycle riders and their passengers are at enormous risk when their involved in accidents,” Console said. “Even with the heaviest protective clothing, the injuries they sustain can easily be life threatening or cause damage that can take years to recover from. Long-term medical treatment can be very expensive without recovering deserved compensation.”

GAO* data stated motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in traffic-related accidents than those traveling in passenger vehicles. In 2010, there were 4,502 people killed and more than 82,000 people injured in motorcycle crashes across the United States. Broken down, GAO stats* showed the individual cost for a motorcycle crash resulting in a fatality was $1.2 million, whereas the cost of an accident causing injury varied from $2,500 to $1.4 million. Injury costs can range higher than those of motorcycle crashes resulting in death due to the long-term expenditures for medical care and the basic needs of those who survive. More people are surviving crashes thanks to proper safety equipment, including helmets, which may account for the rising costs. Console, whose firm of NJ personal injury attorneys has been advocating for motorcycle accident victims since 1994, sees helmets as the key to saving more lives.

“Every study shows helmets reduce the risk of death in motorcycle accidents,” he said. “New Jersey law requires riders to wear approved helmets and that includes protective eyewear. We need greater awareness of the benefits of helmets to help drive down fatal crash numbers and ensure more riders survive. If we reduce fatal crashes, it stands to reason we can also reduce the severity of survivor injuries and in turn keep the total costs low.”

In 2011, motorcycles were involved in 97 deadly crashes in New Jersey, according to information released by the New Jersey State Police.** That figure was up sharply from 2010 when 74 fatal motorcycle collisions happened on New Jersey roads. GAO researchers commented in their report* that laws requiring motorcyclists to wear approved helmets is the only strategy shown to reduce injuries and fatalities effectively.

Richard P. Console Jr. is the managing partner of Console & Hollawell P.C., a personal injury law firm serving all of New Jersey. Since the firm’s founding, their attorneys have helped more than 5,000 clients, including motorcycle accident victims, obtain deserved compensation for their injuries and related damages.

*http://gao.gov/products/GAO-13-42

**http://www.njsp.org/info/stats.html

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