Bike accident cost breakdown
Fatal and non-fatal alike, cycling accidents cost the US billions each year. In addition to the injuries and fatalities which occur as a result of road accidents, there are personal costs to account for as well:
- Medical bills
- Recovery/rehabilitation costs
- Loss of wages due to missing work
- Possible changes to earning potential
- Possible funeral and burial expenses
In terms of costs, the individual cost of a serious adult bicycle accident has grown from $52,495—medical bills, missed work, loss of quality of life—to $77,308. Today, the number would be even higher.
Of course, that's not to mention the emotional burden of a cycling accident—especially if a cycling accident results in a long-term injury or the loss of a loved one.