A motorcycle accident can result in a range of injuries, from the minor to the life-threatening and fatal. Some of the most common and severe types of motorcycle accident injuries are head and neck injuries that can leave the victim paralyzed or in a permanently vegetative state. As a result, victims and their families may face exorbitant medical bills, loss of wages, and continued emotional distress. The Law Tigers is a national association of local motorcycle accident lawyers who are highly skilled and committed to obtaining fair compensation for the victims of traumatic motorcycle accidents.
Even when wearing sturdy protective clothing like leather or denim, in a motorcycle accident, riders can suffer painful skin abrasions or bruises in a motorcycle accident. These types of injuries are typically minor, but can become quite serious if left untreated and allowed to become infected.
Impact with another vehicle and/or being thrown from a motorcycle can easily result in a broken arm, leg, or other part of the body. Often, a broken limb requires a cumbersome cast to be worn to keep the injured area immobile, and this can affect an individual's day-to-day activities, making it potentially difficult to perform everyday household chores, carry out job duties, or participate in recreational activities.
The purpose of a helmet is to protect the head and brain in a motorcycle accident. Though it may reduce the seriousness of some head injuries, a motorcycle helmet will not eliminate the risk of these potentially life-altering injuries. Traumatic brain injury can affect an individual's personality, speech, cognitive thinking, and motor skills. Motorcycle accident head injuries, though, affect more than just the victim. Many brain injury victims are unable to continue to work, requiring full-time care and frequent medical treatments such as physical therapy. As a result, victims and their families often experience severe strain under the weight of mounting medical bills.
Damage to an individual's spinal cord often results in permanent injury, typically partial or complete paralysis, and requires many victims to receive full-time care. A majority of these victims are never able to work to support themselves for the rest of their lives. As with traumatic brain injuries, this can mean a lifetime of costly continued care and insurmountable medical bills.
Motorcycle accident injuries can also lead to permanent disfigurement. Broken bones, burns, and severe lacerations can all leave disfiguring evidence of the accident that caused them, including scars and loss of limbs. Additionally, disfigurement can be emotionally traumatic and leave the victim in a cycle of depression that is difficult to escape.
A motorcycle rider has to be vigilant on the road, and always be aware of what other motorists are doing. Too many times, a motorcycle accident leads to injuries that prove ultimately to be fatal. A common misconception is that motorcycle accidents are generally the fault of the rider continues to be perpetuated, the truth is that many of these fatal accidents occur due to the negligence of the other driver, and could have been avoided if the driver had exercised responsible caution while on the road. A wrongful death of a loved one can devastate the family and friends who are left behind.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident and sustained serious bodily or head injuries, you should consult an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.