Motorcyclists face an increased risk on roadways. Data collected in 2015 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed how motorcyclists were 29 times more likely to die on the road compared to passenger occupants in a standard automobile. Motorcyclists were six times more likely to suffer an injury.
Since a motorcyclist is more exposed, there is a greater likelihood of catastrophic injury in the event of a collision. Following an accident, a motorcyclist needs to check for any injuries. Even if someone feels fine, it is still a good idea to see a doctor. Certain conditions, such as traumatic brain injuries, may not manifest for weeks or months. After getting injuries examined, here are the steps to take.