The Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists are among some of the most vulnerable individuals on the road. Their bikes leave them exposed and, even with protective gear, they can sustain severe injuries in the event of an accident. Riders should do what they can to stay safe and minimize the severity of the injuries they can potentially sustain by wearing the proper attire and driving cautiously. However, other motorists also have a duty and must keep an eye out for motorcyclists to help prevent accidents.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in injuries, seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Here are some of the most common injuries motorcyclists sustain in accidents:
- Brain injuries: Every motorcyclist should wear a helmet, but even with this crucial safety device, brain injuries are still one of the most common and devastating injuries in such accidents. However, though a helmet might not entirely prevent a brain injury, can save a motorcyclist's life. That said, a motorcyclist might still have a concussion, which can be mild or result in debilitating effects, depending on how devastating the accident was.
- Muscle injuries: Protective gear such as kneepads, gloves, and leather jackets are all helpful in preventing muscle damage. Parts of the body that are unprotected are the most vulnerable. In a severe accident, a motorcyclist's muscles can become injured to the point where the rider might be paralyzed or otherwise disabled. Additionally, though the eardrum might not be the first muscle you think of protecting, you should wear earplugs to prevent it from bursting and resulting in deafness. There are many options available that protect your eardrums while still allowing you to hear enough sound to be aware of your surroundings.
- Road rash injuries: When a motorcyclist slides across pavement during a motorcycle accident, he or she can sustain a road rash injury. A road rash injury can range from a simple cut or scrape to severe bruising, skin infections, and surface nerve damage. To prevent or lessen the severity of road rash injuries, motorcyclists must wear proper clothing. Regular jeans do not provide enough protection.
- Leg injuries: A motorcyclist's legs, feet, and knees are all vulnerable to injury. Although this type of injury is not fatal, it is enough to result in a permanent disability that can change a person's life forever. Riders should wear long pants, kneepads, and proper motorcycle footwear.
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Motorcycle accidents can be potentially catastrophic and survivors are often left with life-changing injuries. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, choose the personal injury team at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC in Tulsa to aggressively represent you. Our lawyers have the experience, resources, and knowledge that is necessary to recover the compensation you need during this troubling time.