The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) has provided statistics about motorcycle crashes, including injuries and fatalities involving motorcycles in South Carolina. Here is some of the facts from recent years:
South Carolina Motorcycle Crashes
- There were 1,819 motorcycle crashes in 2010.
- Motorcycle fatalities accounted for 10% of total traffic related fatalities in 2010, but represented on about 1.7% of all motor vehicle related accidents.
- The number of motorcycle crashes increased by 5.8% and fatalities decreased by 10% from 1009 and 2010.
South Carolina Motorcycle Injuries, Fatalities, and Hospitalizations
- A total of 81 motorcycle riders were killed and 1,984 were injured in 2010.
- In 2010, motorcycle injuries resulted in 751 hospitalizations and 2,963 ER visits.
- In 2010, motorcycle injuries resulted in almost $74 million dollars medical bills from hospitalization and ER visits alone.
- In 2010, the average hospitalization charge from a motorcycle injury was $78,825 and the average ER visit cost $4,901.
- Most motorcycle injuries treated in the ER related to upper limb fractures, such as broken arms, broken shoulder, or broken fractured elbows.
- Among those hospitalized for motorcycle injuries that died in 2008, 74% suffered a traumatic brain injury
Columbia South Carolina Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to make sure that you understand you legal rights. South Carolina has laws that may provide compensation for injuries or death sustained from a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accident cases can be complex and the deadline for filing a claim can be short. You should speak to the Goings Law Firm, LLC today if you think you may need a South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer.