A recent study from Canada identified that motorcycle crashes are much more likely to lead to fatalities, extensive medical costs and critical injuries for those involved, when compared with car accidents.

Previous research has clearly documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to more catastrophic injuries for motorcycle riders because of their exposure to the environment. The current study indicates the potential financial toll. Researchers looked at more than 26,000 patients who were hurt in motorcycle accidents and more than 281,000 individuals hurt in vehicle accidents. Although anyone can suffer in a big way from an accident, it’s important to realize when you’ve sustained catastrophic injuries that you need to take steps to protect yourself as soon as possible.

The injury rate for those involved in a motorcycle crash was three times higher than the injury rate for car crashes, according to the study. Severe injuries, in fact, were ten times more likely with motorcycle crashes.

Additionally, the financial toll of motorcycle crashes is severe because these accidents cost twice as much as car wrecks to treat over the first two years following the collisions. If you or someone you know has recently been involved in a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle, car or a truck, you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim with the help of an experienced attorney. You might not know your rights, but this is a primary reason why you want to talk with a lawyer who can help you with the injuries from motorcycle accidents.