Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
We know motorcycle accidents are some of the most devastating. There are long-term consequences an injured rider may endure, and injuries can result in pain and suffering. Some injuries, though, are more common than others in motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle accidents result in some of the most catastrophic damages, including brain, burn, and spine injuries. It’s crucial to recognize how these injuries can occur, as well as why it’s vital to take legal action and pursue compensation following a negligence-related crash.
Brain injuries are some of the most common damages a person may sustain in a motorcycle accident. These types of injuries are why most motorcyclists wear helmets whenever they’re riding. Unfortunately, helmets are not always 100% effective, and severe injuries can still occur.
Brain injuries most often occur when a motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet. However, these types of injuries can also include concussions when the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet. Other injuries include brain hemorrhaging, damage to brain tissue, and more.
Few people recognize the potential of suffering a burn injury because of a motorcycle accident. However, burn injuries can occur when a motorcyclist is not wearing proper safety equipment, and they slide on the ground following a crash.
The friction between the surface—most often cement or gravel—and the motorcyclist’s skin creates abrasions along the affected area. The common term for these damages is road rash. These abrasions are also friction burns and can leave the motorcyclist with long-term problems.
Spine injuries are common in motorcycle accidents because of the lack of protection motorcyclists have. There’s no frame to protect them like motorists in passenger vehicles have, leaving motorcyclists susceptible to an ejection in the event of a crash.
When a motorcyclist comes off his or her bike, there’s no guessing how he or she will land. In many cases, the motorcyclist falls on his or her back and suffers significant spine injuries. While some injuries are minor, and the motorcyclist may recover, others can lead to permanent paralysis.
At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia motorcycle accident attorneys stay ready to protect the rights of our clients. We know how dangerous it can be for motorcyclists when drivers are negligent. As such, we’ll work hard to hold careless people accountable and pursue the compensation our clients need to move forward.