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Common motorcycle crash injuries

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

People who are on motorcycles don’t have the protection of the body of a vehicle. Instead, these riders usually suffer from serious injuries that are attributed to the direct impact of the crash on their body. In some cases, the injuries come from being thrown off the motorcycle. 

What are the most common injuries in motorcycle wrecks?

There are many injuries that are common when there’s a motorcycle wreck. These all require medical care, so anyone who’s suffering from them should ensure that happens:

  • Road rash: This occurs when the skin is scraped against the surface of the road. While some cases of road rash aren’t very serious, you have to take the germs and debris that are on the road into account. A person who has road rash is at risk of infection.
  • Head injuries: Helmets work wonders to help reduce the risk to the head if the rider is in a crash; however, they aren’t foolproof. There’s still a chance that a person who’s involved in a motorcycle crash might suffer a traumatic brain injury.
  • Spinal cord injury: Damage to the spinal cord is often catastrophic. The damage can lead to permanent paralysis, but it might also cause temporary discomfort and limitations.
  • Broken bones: The impact on the bones from the crash may lead to fractured bones. This may be due to the motorcycle landing on the person, but it can also be caused by trying to break a fall in a way that puts extreme pressure on the wrists or arms.

Anyone who’s injured in a motorcycle crash should consider seeking compensation from the driver who struck them. A claim for compensation can help you to recover the financial damages that you suffered due to the crash. It’s imperative that you take this step as quickly as possible after the crash because there are time limits that apply to these matters. 

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