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Injuries from Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can be very dangerous and often result in serious injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal bleeding, joint damage, amputations, and even death are all possible outcomes of a motorcycle accident.

Riders must wear the proper protective gear and practice safe riding habits to minimize the chances of being involved in an accident.

Were you involved in a crash caused by someone else's negligence? The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC legally advocate for motorcycle accident victims hurt by others.

Contact motorcycle accident lawyers at (888) 424-5757 or use the contact form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle crashes can be devastating. Deadly and non-fatal motorcycle injuries include:

  • First to third-degree road rash when a rider slides across the pavement after being thrown from their bike
  • Leg injuries
  • Fractures, including femurs, forearms, shins, and pelvis bones
  • Head injuries when not wearing a helmet
  • Facial disfigurement involving significant nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injuries, including spinal injuries to the cord and peripheral nerves
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Upper body and chest injuries
  • Thoracic injuries including broken ribs
  • Upper extremity injuries
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Punctured organ from a broken bone
  • Burns, and muscle damage and all other potential outcomes of a motorcycle accident
  • Biker's Arm- when an injury that occurs from a motorcycle landing on its rider's arm resulting in permanent nerve damage, chronic pain, and potential paralysis
  • Fatal injuries

Motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely to die in crashes than car passengers due to factors such as the size of the motorcycle and speed of travel. Most non-fatal motorcycle accidents result in significant damage to the rider's legs.

Long-term Consequences of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can have devastating long-term consequences for those involved. Injuries sustained in vehicle accidents can range from minor scrapes and bruises to more severe physical impairments or disabilities.

Severe head injuries can cause changes in sensation, emotions, thinking, and language. Serious head trauma can lead to depression, aggressive behavior, difficulty speaking, and memory issues.

Injured motorcyclists are at greater risk of severe injuries or death in a motorcycle crash due to a lack of coverage and protection than other vehicles on the road.

Factors in a common motorcycle accident that affect the severity of injuries and damages, including:

  • Size of the motorcycle
  • Size and weight of the passenger vehicle involved in the crash
  • The speed all parties were traveling at the time of the accident

Potential Damages

Motorcycle crashes can have devastating consequences for victims, both physically and financially. Victims of accidents caused by another person may be able to recover damages in court, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Home renovations to accommodate any permanent disability
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

Several factors, including medical bills and lost wages, determine the settlement amount.

In some cases, common motorcycle accident injuries can lead to long-term impairments or disability, reducing physical capabilities and potentially preventing a return to physically demanding jobs, increasing the needed compensation due to the permanent injury.

Traumatic brain injury is also common among accident victims. This serious injury can cause changes in:

  • Sensation
  • Emotions
  • Thinking
  • Language
  • Balance
  • Personality
  • Memory

These changes make it challenging for a person to live independently and even prevent them from getting back on their bike.

Our motorcycle injury attorneys can help motorcyclists involved in accidents file claims for damages.

What To Do if Injured in a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, resulting in serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries. Leg and foot injuries such as broken bones, dislocated knees, and road rash are common in motorcycle accidents.

Head and neck injuries can occur without proper protective gear, including whiplash, fractured bones in the face or skull, and facial lacerations. Road rash is a common injury that can range from minor to severe and should be treated accordingly.

Were you injured in a motorcycle accident? Seek medical attention immediately. Factors such as the size of the motorcycle or passenger vehicle involved as well as the speed of the vehicles can affect the severity of the injuries.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Receive Compensation for Your Specific Injuries and Damages

An experienced attorney from our law firm can help you understand your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We will review the facts of your case and explain to you who is responsible for any injuries and damages caused by the crash.

We understand how difficult it can be to cope with medical bills and lost wages due to a motorcycle accident, and we are here to help get you through this difficult time. We have experience in negotiating with insurance companies and other responsible parties to obtain the most favorable outcome for our clients.

At our law firm, we will work with you to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair and just compensation for your losses. We understand the nuances of motorcycle accident cases, so you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands.

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle safety is an important issue that should not be taken lightly. The common injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash are severe and increase recovery time and medical costs, especially among unhelmet riders.

Data reveals that:

  • Younger riders wearing helmets had fewer facial and brain injuries but are more likely to suffer whiplash than the rest of the population
  • Common injuries among older riders include lower extremity bone fractures because they tend to ride larger, heavier bikes

Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 69% and fatalities by 37%. Most states have enacted  helmet laws for motorcyclists, though they vary depending on the driver's age. Universal helmet laws are advocated for all motorcyclists to ensure maximum safety.

Call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC To Resolve a Compensation Claim

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC is a law firm dedicated to helping those injured in motorcycle accidents. Our experienced attorneys are committed to providing the best legal representation possible and will fight for your rights.

We understand that motorcycle accidents can be devastating and we strive to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don’t pay us unless we win your case.

We are not afraid to take on tough cases and will do whatever it takes to get justice for our clients. Our lawyers build cases for a successful outcome by reviewing hospital discharge records, obtaining eyewitness accounts, investigating the accident scene, and deposing all parties involved.

Free Case Evaluation

Were you or someone you know injured in a motorcycle accident? Call us at (888) 424-5757 or use the contact form to schedule a free case evaluation. Our team of experienced attorneys will review your case and provide advice on how best to proceed with your claim.

We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve and will fight for your rights every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call us today.

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