What Are Common Injuries Sustained During a Motorcycle Accident?
- January 9, 2019
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Every day, motorcycle accidents take place across the U.S., causing serious results to those involved including severe injuries and fatalities in the worst cases. Motorcyclists receive injuries to their organs, bones, and more in some of these accidents that could have been prevented. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was the fault of another party and you have received injuries, you have many rights as you work with an experienced attorney throughout the course of your injury claim.
You might be aware of the fact that brain injuries are some of the deadliest injuries that take place in these serious accidents each year, and they are actually the leading cause of death in these horrific accidents. Today we want to talk about a variety of injuries that are most common in these types of accidents and how you can move forward with a claim if you have been affected.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Head Injuries: Many people are aware of the fact that one of the key prevention methods for head injuries in motorcycle accidents is to always wear a helmet. It is actually a requirement to wear a helmet as a passenger or rider on a motorcycle in New York, which means that you should never be without. Motorcycle accident head injuries can range anywhere from a simple concussion to severe and lasting brain damage. A helmet can be the barrier between getting to see tomorrow or losing a life/ending up in the hospital for a long time.
Road Rash: Road rash occurs when a rider falls from their motorcycle following an accident, which causes them to slide across the pavement. This happens especially easily when a rider’s clothing is especially thin, which doesn’t create enough of a barrier for the victim and the ground. These injuries are sometimes more than a simple bruise, and more like a serious scraping of the skin that can lead to infections and nerve damage in the worst cases.
Muscle Damage: Many people every year will receive permanent muscle damage following a motorcycle accident. If you were not wearing proper protective gear and you receive muscle damage, there is even the chance that you will become paralyzed. You want to ensure that your muscles are always being protected.
Arm and Leg Injuries: Because you can easily be thrown from your bike in the event of an accident, you could receive both arm and leg injuries. Some of the injuries that can result are serious breaks in bones, permanent nerve damage, large cuts, and bruising. Some of these injuries might only be minor while others could be quite damaging and keep you off of your feet for some time.
Helping You in the Midst of Your Motorcycle Case
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that took place due to the negligence of another party, you have many rights. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to watch out for the well-being of motorcyclists every year, which can lead to the most devastating outcomes. At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, we want you to know that you have many significant rights in your motorcycle accident case and have a right to hold a party liable in this difficult and life-changing time. We have helped many clients receive results in the past and are here for you every step of the way. Contact us for more information at 212-221-5999.