Common Injuries Associated with a Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident can be devastating to the biker and any involved passengers.  The range of injuries is large and can be as minor as a small patch of road rash or as severe as a brain injury.  Please read on to learn more about the most common injures caused by a motorcycle accident. 

Bikers who are involved in an accident are most likely to suffer from the following injuries:

  • Broken leg- This injury is the #1 injury seen in bikers involved in an accident. The leg is exposed, making it venerable to serious fractures and breaks.
  • Broken arm, wrist or shoulder- When a biker hits the ground after being thrown from his bike the wrist, shoulder and arm often make contact with the pavement. This can cause multiple fractures to any of the bones in the arm, shoulder and hand.
  • Head injury(TBI)- Though wearing a helmet can and does reduce the likelihood of a traumatic brain injury any serious motorcycle accident can cause extensive, even permanent brain damage.
  • Spinal cord injury- A spinal cord injury can cause loss of function below the site of the injury. Paralysis is a real danger after a spinal cord injury.
  • Road rash- Road rash is a term used to describe the serious cuts and scrapes associated with falling onto the pavement or dirt during a motorcycle accident. This injury can lead to extreme pain, even nerve damage or a serious infection.
  • Facial injury- Unless you are wearing a full face helmet at the time of your accident, chances are your face may come in contact with the ground. When this happens the facial scars and bone breaks can alter your appearance, the use of your mouth, nose and eyes and require multiple reconstructive surgeries.

The pain and ongoing medical care associated with many of these accidents can alter your life forever.  If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Virginia or North Carolina chances are the insurance company and even the police are blaming you for the accident.  This is because most people assume that motorcycle accidents are the fault of the biker.  However, this is often not the case.  Drivers often fail to yield to bikes or look for them before they make a move in traffic. 

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in southeastern Virginia or northeastern North Carolina you may need an attorney.  Be sure that your attorney has a record of defending the rights of bikers.  As a biker you don't just need an attorney, you need an advocate.  Please contact an experienced attorney at Tavss Fletcher today for your free consultation.