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Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries

Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries

Motorcycle Crash Injuries Explained

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the number of motorcyclists in the U.S. killed has dropped since 2018. However, that doesn’t change the fact that motorcycle riders consistently make the top list of traffic fatalities year after year.

For motorcyclists who are fortunate enough to survive a motorcycle crash, that doesn’t mean that they walk away without a scratch. More often than not, the results are devastating and life-altering injuries. Read on to learn about the most common injuries that motorcyclists face.

Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is one in which drastically changes or alters a person’s life. Even when motorcyclists drive defensively and wear protective gear, they are still vulnerable to the following types of catastrophic injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may have the following symptoms:
    • Loss of memory
    • Disorientation and confusion
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Speech troubles
    • Emotional behaviors
    • Disrupted sleep
  • Spinal cord injuries may have the following symptoms:
    • Loss of movement
    • Loss of feeling sensations
    • Loss of bladder or bowel control
    • Muscle spasms
    • Sexual dysfunction which also includes infertility
    • Extreme pain or stinging sensations from spinal cord nerve damage
    • Difficulties with breathing or coughing when attempting to clear secretions from the lungs
    • Paralysis

Broken Bones/Fractures

A crash can cause motorcyclists to sustain fractures to the:

  • Forearm
  • Shinbone
  • Femur (thighbone)
  • Pelvis

Road Rash

Road rash may not sound like a minor injury, but it’s quite the opposite. Also known as a friction burn, road rash after a motorcycle accident can be a severe injury. Not only is road rash painful, but when pebbles, dirt, and other road debris get lodged inside the skin, it can make it far worse. Removal of road debris requires immediate medical treatment in order to avoid infection.

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Us Today

No matter how cautious, motorcyclists can be involved in an accident. If you or someone you love has been injured due to another’s negligence, our motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help. We can assist you to build a case against the negligent party and recover the maximum compensation that you deserve.

Contact Roman & Gaynor at (727) 877-1212 to learn your rights.

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