As you all know, I subscribe to many newspapers and magazines and am always looking for motorcycle related stories.
Latest Motorcycle Fatality Statistics
Recently I found one that we can all relate to entitled “Motorcycle Fatalities Fall Sharply in 2013“.
The article confirms what we have been seeing in our offices, which is while the number of cases we handle each year is seemingly staying consistent, we have not been seeing very many motorcycle fatality cases – thank God!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), which takes a full year to compile motor vehicle statistics, said that in 2013, while 4,663 people lost their lives while operating a motorcycle, the number was down from 4,986 in 2012.
Not small numbers by any stretch, but in states with helmet laws like NJ and DE only 150 people lost their lives compared to states without helmet laws, which saw 1,704 bikers take their final ride.
According to these statistics, riders who are between 50-70 years old (the average age of my clients), also showed a 60% decrease in fatalities from 2012 to 2013.
According to the NHTSA the only category that unfortunately saw an increase in fatalities where those riding bicycles on the roadway.
Complicated Medical Bills
In another article I read, about why medical bills have to be so damn complicated, the author surmised that if hospitals would just reference on their bills some basic information, many of us could better understand the billing statements and/or health insurance EOB’s and would ensure that the bills got paid.
These basics consist of the:
- date of service
- location of the service
- type of procedure and its proper billing code
- medical provider that ordered the procedure
- reason the test/procedure was ordered and
- costs of the procedures
Hiding the Cost of Medical Procedures
Finally, shouldn’t we be given the costs of every procedure before it is actually performed?
Many of my clients end up having procedures that are very expensive and this would allow them to make informed decisions as to whether or not they want to have them done.
Remember, if you have any questions about Pennsylvania motorcycle fatality cases, or any motorcycle injury or accident case, please feel free to call Pennsylvania motorcycle injury lawyer Lee D. Gaber, Esquire at 1-888-292-5352 that’s 1-888-CYCLE-LAW.
Its always a free call for Pennsylvania or NJ inquiries!