While riding a motorcycle is an enjoyable activity, it also comes with many risks. The lack of exterior protection provided by cars or trucks is a big disadvantage for motorcyclists and their passengers. If a crash occurs, there is far less protection to reduce the risk of an injury.
Five Types of Injuries That Occur After a Motorcycle Crash
While there are countless types of injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident, certain injuries are more common than others. Below is an overview of five of the most common:
Damage to Muscles
When muscles are not properly protected, damage can result from a crash. This is true for virtually any area of the body where muscles are located. Unfortunately, muscle damage can become permanent after a crash, and may even result in paralysis. Motorcyclists should use care to properly protect themselves in order to reduce the risk of injury.
When a motorcycle crashes, the rider may find himself sliding across the pavement at a high rate of speed. The result is often road rash, caused by the skin rubbing against the pavement. This can still be true even if the rider is wearing clothing over the body part that hits the ground, because it may be a thin material that can scrape away during the crash. Road rash can result in cuts, scrapes, bruises, skin irritations, infections, and surface nerve damage.
Head & Neck Injuries
Clearly, the brain is one of the most important parts of the body. When an injury occurs to the head or neck, the results can be devastating. Unfortunately, head injuries are also one of the most common injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash. The severity of a brain injury can range from mild to severe. Neck injuries are also a frequent product of a motorcycle crash. An injury to the neck can lead to permanent paralysis or even death.
It may be a natural instinct to draw the arm out in front of you during a crash. The result is that the arm may take the brunt of the impact. More damage to the nerves of the arms often result.
The impact of a motorcycle crash can lead to injuries of the leg, knees, and feet. Unfortunately, these injuries can sometimes be so severe that they are permanently disabling. Examples of the types of leg injuries that may occur include scrapes, large cuts, road rash, severe bruising, and broken bones.
After an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. To get started, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation case analysis. We are standing by to answer your questions.