The Brown study finds that older riders are more susceptible to severe injury from a motorcycle collision than are younger riders, and reveals that all motorcyclists are exposed to the risk of severe personal injury or death.
Manchester, NH (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
A Brown University study recently published in the journal Injury Prevention, found that motorcyclists age 60 and over were 2 1/2 times more likely to end up in an emergency room with severe injuries than riders in their 20s and 30s.
“This study reinforces the fact that any motorcycle collision can result in serious, life-changing injury,” said NH Motorcycle Lawyer John Tenn.
The study reported that older and middle-aged bikers were more likely to suffer internal organ injuries, and most commonly, brain injuries. Younger riders were more likely to suffer non-serious injuries such as contusions, abrasions, strains or sprains.
The study examined injuries resulting from motorcycle crashes in the U.S. from 2001 to 2008 that were treated in hospital emergency rooms. It compared the types and severity of injuries suffered by motorcycle riders aged 20-39, 40-59 years and 60-older. The study states that the number of injuries increased in all groups from 2001 to 2008, with the greatest rate of increase occurring in the oldest age group. Older adults had a threefold increased rate of hospitalization compared with younger adults. The study also suggests two ways of addressing this injury trend among older riders: special courses or training for aging riders and the use of protective chest gear.
Attorney John Tenn is a long time motorcycle rider who has spent more than two decades representing injured motorcyclists.
“Internal organ injuries, particularly brain injuries, can have a devastating effect not only on the injured victim, but on the loved- ones and family members who are often left to provide life-long care. In our experience, many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness of drivers in other motor vehicles. When a negligent driver causes severe injury or death to a motorcyclist, our job is to protect the rights of those who are injured and to make sure they receive full compensation for their injuries, expenses and losses,” said Attorney Tenn.
About the NH Motorcycle Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A.
John J. Tenn is a NH motorcycle attorney at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. His practice focuses on personal injury claims resulting from motorcycle and automobile collisions. Attorney Tenn has obtained million dollar and multi-million dollar recoveries for his injured clients. He is an avid motorcycle rider and founder of Iron Horse Lawyers, a group of attorneys who ride motorcycles. The NH motorcycle lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can be contacted at (603) 624-0028.