What Kind of Injuries Do Motorcyclists Need Compensation For?
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often seriously injured in motorcycle accidents because they do not have airbags or seat belts to protect them. Many bikers are thrown onto the pavement in an accident. Some bikes fall off of their bikes and are crushed when the motorcycle comes down on top of them.
One of the most common motorcycle accident injuries is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). You can sustain a TBI if you suffer a blow to the head or violently jerk your head back and forth.
Even if motorcyclists are wearing helmets, they can sustain severe TBIs when their heads make contact with the pavement. Even a mild TBI can lead to long-term consequences and changes in mood and cognitive ability.
Another common injury is road rash, which occurs when the motorcycle slides across the road. Minor road rash cases may heal up in a matter of days. But, it’s possible to sustain severe road rash that causes deep wounds and nerve damage.
Motorcyclists can also sustain bone fractures in an accident. Any bone in the body can fracture, but motorcyclists often fracture their tibias or fibulas during an accident.
This is just a small sample of the injuries that you may sustain in an accident. Other common injuries include crushed limbs, spinal cord damage, and biker’s arm. If you have sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, you will need to get in touch with a motorcycle accident attorney to discuss your rights.