What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident in Fresno or the Central California Valley area? Are you unable to return to work because of your injuries? Is the chronic pain from your injury preventing you from completing your normal daily activities? Motorcycle accident injuries can result in life-altering disabilities that prevent victims from returning to their normal lives.
Talk To A Fresno Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Our Fresno accident attorneys have handled many motorcycle accident claims. We help victims recover the compensation they are entitled to receive under California’s personal injury laws. We see a variety of motorcycle accident injuries ranging from minor injuries to life-changing permanent disabilities. However, there are five motorcycle accident injuries that we see often when handling these types of motor vehicle accidents.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Road rash is probably one of the most common types of motorcycle accident injuries. Road rash is a serious injury that occurs when the motorcyclist’s skin comes into contact with the concrete or pavement. The skin is torn away from the body leaving severe wounds that can lead to infections and permanent damage to the skin. Even with protective clothing and gear, road rash can still occur; however, wearing leather clothing, riding gloves, and knee/elbow pads can help reduce the risk of road rash.
Head injuries ae also common motorcycle accident injuries but wearing a motorcycle helmet can reduce the risk for head and brain injuries. Wearing your helmet reduces your risk of a head injury by 69% and reduces the risk of death in a motorcycle crash by 37%. Any head injury should be monitored closely because many closed head injuries often result in chronic and sometimes permanent conditions.
Broken Bones and Fractures
Broken bones and fractures are common motorcycle accident injuries because the rider takes the full impact of the collision. Motorcycles do not offer the same protection for riders as other motor vehicles do for drivers and passengers. While broken bones and fractures may not be fatal injuries, these types of motorcycle accident injuries can often result in permanent disabilities that prevent the rider from returning to their normal activities.
Muscle and Nerve Damage
Severe muscle and nerve damage can result in paralysis. You can reduce the risk by wearing protective gear when riding your motorcycle; however, even protective gear may not prevent you from suffering this type of injury. Even if you do not experience permanent paralysis, muscle and nerve damage can interfere with your daily life as you can be left with chronic pain, tingling, and/or numbness.
Because a rider receives the full impact from the collision, internal bleeding is another common motorcycle accident injury. In some cases, a rider may not even be aware that he or she has internal bleeding. It is always best to be checked by medical personnel following any type of motor vehicle accident. If you experience any symptoms of internal bleeding or symptoms you do not understand, seek immediate medical attention.
Fresno, CA Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If your or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call Torem & Associates at (888) 500-5000. You may also chat with a representative online or use our convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We understand these injuries can be catastrophic and life-changing, we never forget that.
Our law firm is here to help you get through this trying time by protecting your best interests (not the insurance company’s) to help you get your life back to normal & cover your expenses moving forward. There are time limits to file a motorcycle accident injury claim, so schedule your free consultation today.