For obvious reasons, motorcycle accident injuries can be some of the most serious. A motorcyclist is not afforded the same protections that a car or truck offers a driver. That is why many Bucks County motorcycle accidents can end in a debilitating injury and a lifetime of pain and suffering.
In terms of frequency, below is a list of the five most common motorcycle injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, involve some level of head trauma. The most common type of TBI is a concussion. No matter the type of brain injury, a TBI can dramatically reduce the overall quality of a victim’s life. A serious brain injury can oftentimes prove fatal. That is why all motorcyclists and their passengers should wear protective motorcycle helmets every time they get on a bike.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cords are deigned to transmit nerve impulses from the brain to the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury results when the vertebrae-protected cord is damaged. The severity of the injury will depend on the exact location of the damage and whether or not the entire spinal cord was damaged. A spinal cord injury can result in:
- The temporary or permanent loss of function in the legs.
- Temporary or permanent paralysis from the neck down.
- Confinement to a wheelchair.
Road rash occurs when unprotected skin meets pavement. Along with being very painful, road rash can also result in permanent scarring. Oftentimes, road rash victims must undergo skin grafting treatment which can result in weeks of hospitalization.
Since most motorcycle accidents result in the biker being thrown from the motorcycle, many victims end up with broken and/or fractured bones. Unfortunately, fractures and breaks can take years to heal properly, if at all. Common bones fractured in motorcycle accidents include:
Besides broken bones, a victim can also suffer injuries to their tendons, joints, and nerves, resulting in excruciating pain.
It’s not uncommon for a motorcycle accident victim to suffer facial disfigurement, especially if they are not wearing protective equipment for their face. Oftentimes, a victim will suffer facial scarring and damage to their teeth, resulting in the need for oral surgery and/or plastic surgery.
Paying for Your Treatment
A motorcycle accident injury can result in expensive medical treatment. You may find yourself facing a pile of medical bills you can’t pay. That is where Cordisco & Saile Law Firm can help. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, our team of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys can help you hold the responsible party liable for your injuries.
Our goal is to ensure that the insurance company is unable to take advantage of you and that you get the treatment and compensation you deserve.
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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our experienced Bucks County motorcycle accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335. Let us go to work for you.