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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Riding a motorcycle is a thrilling experience. It’s also more economical and easier to drive through on heavily trafficked roads than a car. But let’s not forget the fact that motorcycles can be dangerous as well. With no proper safety precaution, motorcyclists are at the mercy of other drivers. This means that a slight negligence from other drivers on the road can put the lives of motorcyclists at risk, causing them serious and catastrophic injuries.  These include:

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the top causes for death and disability in the US and contributes to nearly 30 percent of all injury deaths. It is also unfortunately the most common type of motorcycle accident injuries. Those who survive after sustaining a TBI can experience problems like impaired memory, thinking, movement, sensation and impaired emotional functioning, such as depression and personality changes.

Spinal Cord Injuries

A motorcycle accident can lead to spinal cord injuries, including fractured vertebrae. Such an injury can affect the motorcyclist’s ability to move different limbs and areas of their body. Furthermore, these injuries can adversely affect the central nervous system and even lead to paralysis.

Broken Bones

Broken bones and fractures are the most common type of motorcycle accident injury because motorcyclists do not have access to the same safety features like car or truck drivers. After an accident, a motorcyclist may suffer from broken arms, legs, feet, ribs or hands. However, the severity of the injury depends on the nature of the accident, but in most cases a quick and intensive surgery followed by physical therapy may be required.

Neck Injuries

When the back wheel of a motorcycle is hit by another vehicle, the driver is likely to develop whiplash. Whiplash occurs due to the sudden acceleration and deceleration of force, which leads to unrestrained and rapid front and back movement of the head and neck. The pain followed by whiplash is excruciating.  Besides this, if a motorcyclist is thrown backward during an accident, they can experience neck trauma, despite wearing a helmet.

Did you know that:

  • Sixty percent (60%) of the accidents related to motorcycles occur because of the negligence and fault of the other driver, and
  • In an accident, a motorcyclist is 5 times at a higher risk of experiencing serious injuries and about 37 times likely to die.

If you or your loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, then it is important that you get in touch with our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers today. Our motorcycle accident attorneys can aggressively fight for your case and help you receive full and fair compensation that you rightfully deserve. We can make sure that you get compensated for all the injuries, losses, damages, suffering and pain that you have incurred due to the accident. Our goal is to get you justice and make sure that you have adequate finances to pay for your treatment and move forward with your life without experiencing financial hardships.

For more information or legal representation, contact Wyly & Cook  today.