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What are the top 3 types of motorcycle injuries?

On Behalf of | May 11, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents |

As a bike rider, nothing satisfies you more than taking to the Alabama roads on your favorite motorcycle. Unfortunately, however, other vehicles and the people who drive them often do not properly share the road with you. This can result in an accident in which you could sustain serious injuries.

OurEverydayLife.com warns that of all the injuries you could receive in a motorcycle accident, you are most likely to receive the following three:

  1. Head injury
  2. Broken bones
  3. Road rash

1. Head injuries

Even if you always wear a helmet when you ride, it cannot fully protect your head if you become involved in a crash. Given the normal cruising speed of vehicles on a highway or freeway, if an accident happens, the impact of your head hitting the road, guardrail or any other hard surface may well give you a traumatic brain injury. These occur when your brain violently “sloshes around” inside your skull when your head hits an unyielding object. A TBI can leave you with a range of long-term symptoms or even lifelong incapacity.

2. Bone fractures

It goes without saying that your bike provides you with no protection whatsoever in the event of a crash. In fact, since it cannot remain upright of its own accord, you run the high risk of becoming trapped underneath it in the event of an accident. The bones in your arms and legs are at especially high risk for fracture, but you could also sustain a spinal cord injury that could paralyze you and confine you to a wheelchair for the rest of your life.

3. Road rash

Again because your bike provides no protection during a crash, you could suffer severe road rash injuries should one occur. Road rash refers to what happens to your skin when you slide along the road surface during a crash. Naturally, the longer your slide and the rougher the road surface, the more you will damage your skin, even if you always wear protective clothing when you ride. Not only can these road rash injuries result in scarring, you may also have to undergo multiple surgeries and skin grafts to repair the damage.

This is general educational information and not intended to provide legal advice.

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