The Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most serious because of the lack of protection around the rider. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of motorcycle accidents occur each year and the injured rider is often left to deal with the damages for a long time.
These types of collisions commonly result in significant injuries, including the following:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Even if you have a helmet on while riding your motorcycle, a collision is enough to cause your brain to rattle around inside your skull. This type of impact can cause serious brain injuries ranging from mild (concussions) to severe (coma).
Helmets typically help to limit the external force to your head, but there’s still significant damage that can occur internally, including brain bleeds, bruising on the tissue around your brain, and more. These types of damages can cause cognitive problems, memory loss, and even sensory issues.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Because motorcyclists are vulnerable on their motorcycles, they can become ejected from their vehicles in an accident. If this happens, they can land in an awkward position or on another item and the spinal cord can be severely damaged.
Motorcyclists can land on their backs or necks, as well as suffer from whiplash—all actions to that can result in a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord injury can range from mild pain and some stiffness to the most severe cases involving paralysis.
Without the frame of a vehicle, your arms, legs, and other body parts are out in the open. When a collision occurs, it can lead to a crushing blow from the vehicle onto your body part. This can lead to broken bones.
Similarly, if you are ejected from your motorcycle, the impact of the landing could result in broken ribs, a broken back, and more.
Road Rash — or Friction Burns
Even in matters where you try to avoid an accident, you can sustain serious friction burns, which are commonly referred to as road rash. This is especially true when not wearing the proper clothing and protective gear.
This type of injury is common because of the contact between the rider and the ground. Sliding for even a short distance can peel at exposed skin, impacting multiple layers of skin and resulting in serious harm.
At Hardee & Hardee, our Greenville motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you seek the compensation you need. We work hard to obtain justice on your behalf.
Call our firm today at (252) 787-4651 to discuss your potential case.