Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

There is a certain element of danger inherent in motorcycling, which perhaps adds to the excitement and draw of riding. However, injuries certainly are not exciting. You can still feel the joy and freedom and the fresh air all around you while protecting yourself as much as possible against serious or fatal injuries. By preparing for the worst, you give yourself the best chance of walking away from a potentially nasty accident.

Most Commonly Injured Regions of the Body

The Center for Disease Control put together a study compiling the non-fatal injuries of over a million bikers over the span of several years. This data can help shed light on which injuries happen the most and can give bikers a better idea of what to prepare for.

30% of all injuries were to the legs and feet. Most likely this high number is related to the quality of protection riders have on their lower body. Many think jeans are just fine, but this could not be farther from the truth. Denim barely offers any protection for a rider because it will quickly tear on the road, leaving the rider’s skin exposed to the asphalt. Leather is a far better option for leg protection.

The second area which saw the most injuries was the neck and head region at 22% of all injuries. What immediately jumps out here is whether the injured rider was wearing a helmet or not. While this statistic was not offered, a rider wearing a high-quality full-face helmet is far less likely to pick up a head or neck injury in a crash. A good helmet is the most crucial piece of equipment a rider can own, because most fatal and life-altering injuries are to the head and neck.

Motorcycle-Specific Injuries

High-speed motorcycle collisions are not pretty; they are perhaps the most dangerous type of motoring accident. Without proper protection, injuries like the following can be significant and life-changing:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Disfigurement
  • Road Rash
  • Fractures (tibia and fibula most common)
  • Spinal Cord Damage

Law Offices of Richard B. Troutman

Not only are motorcycle accidents tragic events, the aftermath can also be traumatic as well. Motorcycle insurance works differently than normal automobile insurance, and determining the party responsible for damages after a crash can be tricky. You need an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to make sure you get full compensation for your injuries and suffering. Look no further than Richard Troutman, who has dedicated himself to auto accident cases over the past 20 years. His firm provides exceptional service and attention to detail to ensure the best result for his clients. Contact Troutman Law Firm today for your free consultation at 407-647-5002.

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