Traveling on Pennsylvania's roadways is challenging enough. Doing so while intoxicated is simply asking for trouble. More often than not, people who drive drunk find themselves involved in a number of vehicular accidents, including motorcycle accidents and auto-pedestrian collisions. Many times these incidents result in people being charged with crimes and the victims seeking legal experts who can help them get compensation for medical bills, rehabilitative care and other damages.
Motorcycle accidents can cause devastating injuries - shearing of skin, fractures, head injuries, massive bleeding, fatalities. Our office has been involved in all of these types of cases. www.edshau.com A new study shows that motorcycle owners in the United States are getting older. The researchers looked at injured motorcyclists aged 17 to 89 years in the National Trauma Databank involved in crashes from 1996 to 2005. Age trends and injury patterns were assessed over time. Injury Severity Score (ISS), length of stay (LOS), intensive care unit (ICU) use, comorbidities (other illnesses), complications, death, injury patterns, helmet use, and alcohol use were compared for subjects 40 and older versus those younger than 40 years old.