Motorcycle Accident Medical Claims Increase After Michigan Rescinds Helmet Law.

I wrote last year about the Michigan Legislature’s bold move to help improve the chances of people waiting to receive an organ transplant (see article here). As I discussed in that article, motorcycle riders are among the best organ donors, because they tend to be young and otherwise healthy.  A recent insurance industry study found that after only one year, the push to increase organ donation may be paying off.

A recent study reported by the Detroit News shows that the average motorcycle claim since the motorcycle helmet law was rescinded increased from $5,410 to $7,257. After adjusting for confounders and data from surrounding states, the increase was 22 percent. An increase in claims of course does not translate to an increase in the number of donor organs. Perhaps we need another law asking that motorcycle riders also indicate their organ donor status. . .

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  • Happy man

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  • Dick Young

    Something is missing here. I am discussing on that. I am a lawyer and I know what is helmet law but everybody does not know this. I am discussing on this topic. Basically helmet law is a law which is for less than 21 years young people. For years helmet was must for everybody but now government has changed the rule and helmet is compulsory for only people who are under 21 and after this incident of accident is increased. Naturally insurance companies have increased insurance amount and also increased compensation amount. I do not think this law is good and helpful. This law is wrong to me.

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