As a motorcyclist, you love the feeling of cruising down the road with the wind in your face. Unfortunately, your good time can turn bad if another driver makes a poor decision that causes an accident.You may not want to think about it, but the more you know about common motorcycle accident injuries the better chance you have of protecting yourself.
Below is additional information related to the most common motorcycle accident injuries:
1. Head injury. With the chance for your head to be injured in a motorcycle accident, it is essential to wear a helmet at all times. This may not completely prevent a head or brain injury, but it can definitely help.
2. Road rash. If you slide across the roadway, or any other surface, you can expect your skin to be injured. This is particularly true if you are not wearing protective gear.
Road rash is more than a minor scrape or bruise. Instead, this is something that requires professional cleaning and treatment. In some cases, surgery may be required to repair severely injured areas.
3. Arms and legs. Since you don’t have any protection, as you would in a traditional passenger car, your arms and legs are at risk of being injured. This can include but is not limited to muscle damage, bone fractures, and broken bones.
Even when you wear protective gear, the chance of a serious arm and/or leg injury exists. This is often due to the force of your extremities hitting the pavement.
How to Treat Motorcycle Injuries
If you find yourself injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to receive medical care without delay. This often means being treated at the scene of the accident, before being rushed to the hospital for additional treatment.
Once you are stable and have a plan for your recovery, it is time to consider your rights as a motorcyclist. By consulting with our law firm, you will learn more about state laws involving motorcycle accidents, as well as if you are in position to collect compensation from the negligent party.
With our help, you will always know you are in good hands.