Common Injuries Caused By Motorcycle AccidentsPosted by Steven on Nov 6, 2012 in Auto Accident Law, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Law | 2 comments
Motorcyclists enjoy many benefits of their smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles. They often can find easier parking spots and they tend to pay less for gasoline, in addition to other benefits specific to particular individuals. However, with these benefits also sometimes comes an increased risk for sustaining a serious injury in the event of an accident. Many other drivers disregard the rights of motorcyclists on the road and refuse to give them the driving respect that they legally have. Despite the fact that motorcyclists have the same legal rights as other drivers, sometimes they are put at serious risk for injury because of other drivers and their reckless behaviors.
A motorcyclist is inherently more at risk for a serious injury if he or she is hit by a driver of a regular vehicle, simply because he or she is more exposed than the other driver, who is protected by the shell of the vehicle. Because of the greater susceptibility to be thrown from a motorcycle, a motorcyclist has the potential to sustain serious injuries. Some common injuries that are reported in association with motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken bones / fractured bones
- Head trauma / brain injuries
- Road rash / serious lacerations
- Contusions / bruising
- Spine / back injuries
All of these injuries can be very serious, and many require extensive medical treatment in order for a person to fully recover. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists are unable to pay for the treatment that is necessary for them to recover, leaving them unable to seek medical attention. But if a motorcyclist is injured by the reckless driving of another person, he or she might actually be due monetary compensation.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a motorcycle accident because of a reckless or otherwise dangerous driver, you could qualify for a lawsuit. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney today to learn more about your legal options.