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Motorcycle incidents result in more traffic fatalities every year in the U.S. than any other kinds of vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This means the harm inflicted to motorcyclists in accidents are typically more serious than in truck or car crashes. Motorcyclists don’t have similar protection in crashes as that of car and truck drivers.
Here are some of the most frequent injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents that you’ll want to speak to a motorcycle crash lawyer about:
Using a helmet decreases a motorcyclist’s chance of suffering from a head trauma. The CDC measures that using a helmet reduces the chance of a head injury by 69% and reduces the chance of death by 37%.
Clearly, even with wearing a helmet, severe head trauma still occurs. Such injuries can include:
- Brain injuries (TBIs)
- Skull fractures
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain hemorrhaging
Due to the fact that the motorcyclist’s body is endangered by a collision, the spinal cord could be injured. Victims of spinal cord damage can lose sensory and movement capabilities temporarily or permanently in parts of the body. Victims with total spinal harm may have permanent paralysis and may never walk again.
Motorcyclists are frequently thrown ahead of the bike, which generally causes them to hit the pavement or other objects head-first. Common facial damage from a motorcycle accident:
- Broken nose
- Cheekbone fractures
- Dislocated jaw
- Eye injuries
- Damage to the teeth
Motorcyclists often attempt to catch themselves to prevent face damages, but the crash sometimes breaks their limbs. Face harm requires costly and extensive medical attention and can create everlasting disfigurements.
The Reason Rear-End Collisions are Especially Harmful to Motorcyclists
If one car collides with the rear of another to result in a rear-end accident, it’s usually referred to as a “rear-ender.” These kinds of crashes occur both at lower speeds and faster speeds. Airbags and seatbelts usually grant protection for motorists in such accidents.
For motorcyclists, rear-end crashes have a totally separate set of dangers and generally are one of the most destructive kinds of crashes.
Typical Conditions for Rear-end Collisions
Due to the severity of injuries that happen in rear-end motorcycle accidents and how they can require expensive treatment, it’s critical to identify when the other person was at fault for the accident.
Some reasons for rear-end accidents often include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Illegal lane changes
- Fatigued driving
- Brake lights that do not work
- Sudden braking for no reason
- Aggressive driving
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If another driver has caused you severe injuries, you have to speak with an expert motorcycle crash lawyer. With us on your side, we’ll assess your situation and support you in holding any party accountable for your injuries. Don’t hesitate to ask our office for help.