Originally Posted by eljeffe
"Treatment for severe head injuries cost on average $75,000 to
$100,000, and hospitals stays can range from days to weeks, sometimes
followed by months of rehabilitation, Miller said. "
"The difference between a patient who was wearing a helmet and one who
wasn't is about $20,000, Broering said."
so it only costs 20k more to fix someone with head injuries riding
without a helmet than it costs to fix someone with head injuries that
wore a helmet?
sure doesn't seem like the helmet is doing as much good as we would
like to think......
You would think wearing a helmet would prevent a ton more than 20% or
less injury costs and damage to your noggin! I mean 20k ain't squat in
sure does not make the argument any better. oh wait maybe it does.....
No wonder the insurance industry likes those to ride without a helmet,
I'm sure the death increase is higher for helmet less riders, this way
overall the insurance industry saves money, it's much cheaper to bury
one than it is to fix them!
Ain't no way I'm riding without a helmet!