Spinal cord injuries in motorcycle accidents are one of the leading causes of death and paralysis in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 5,579 motorcyclists killed in traffic accidents in 2020.
Of those killed, 606 (or 12%) were known to have not been wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to prevent a serious head or neck injury in the event of an accident.
While no one wants to think about being involved in an accident, it is important to be aware of the risks so that you can take steps to protect yourself. Getting medical help as soon as possible is crucial if you or someone you know has been in a motorcycle accident.