What Happens to Your Body after a Motorcycle Crash?

find out what are the most common motorcycle crash injuries

Motorcycle accidents often cause severe injuries, because the vehicle offers the rider no protection. Even if you are wearing adequate protection gear, motorcycle crash injuries range from serious to life changing. Your best choice for getting fair compensation from the driver who caused your crash is hiring an experienced Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyer at The Weinstein Firm.

In this article, we will discuss the impact of a motorbike crash on your body, highlighting why it is critical to seek medical attention immediately after the accident. These are the most common injuries in a motorcycle accident:

1. Road Rash

Road rash is caused by the sudden contact between skin and the surface of the road. When you are thrown off the motorbike at full speed, the road acts like a highly abrasive surface, effectively scraping the surface of your skin.

Depending on the severity, road rash may leave permanent scarring on the affected area.

2. Broken Bones

Motorcycle accident victims often suffer multiple bone fractures. Some fractures are simple and incomplete, others are complete (the entire circumference of the bone is broken) or multiple (the same bone is shattered in several parts).

In the most severe cases, you will need surgery to reset the bone in the correct position to ensure that it heals properly.

3. Loss of Limb

Sometimes, the motorbike rider is trapped under their vehicle or even run over by the car that hit them. In this case, one of their limbs can be so severely crushed that it has to be amputated.

This is one of the most severe motorcycle crash injuries, affecting the victim for the rest of their life.

4. Internal Bleeding and Organ Damage

Both doctors and Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyers call these injuries the silent killer. These injuries are not immediately visible and are often painless. The victim believes that they are just fine and go about their daily routine without going to the hospital.

motorcyclists often suffer life-changing injuries in a crash

Many of them never wake up the next day, as they slip into a coma and die in their sleep. So we cannot stress hard enough the importance of going for a medical checkup and treatment immediately after your accident.

It is not only a necessary step for protecting your legal right to file an accident claim. It is also the decision that can save your life.

5. Face Injuries

Even if you are wearing a helmet, a direct contact with the road face first can cause injuries, road rash and broken bones. Motorcycle crash injuries to the face often result in permanent disfigurement, entitling you to significant non-economic damages for pain and suffering.

6. Spine Injuries

Spine injuries in a motorcycle accident can range from a bulging disc to complete fracture of the spine and the spinal cord. Severe spinal cord injury can lead to permanent paralysis. Depending on the injured area of the spinal cord, the paralysis may affect the pelvis and the legs or the entire body from the neck down (quadriplegia).

7. Head and Brain Injuries

The single effective way of preventing catastrophic or fatal head injuries is wearing a DOT approved motorcycle helmet. Helmets save lives, literally. Without it, the impact between the head and the road can cause skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries.

These injuries can lead to permanent disability and constant need of medical treatments or nursing care.

Let an Alpharetta Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help You Obtain Fair Compensation!

After a motorcycle accident, prioritize your health and recovery. Once you are released from hospital, get in touch with The Weinstein Firm to start fighting for your legal rights. An experienced Alpharetta motorcycle accident lawyer will negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance and obtain the maximum possible settlement.

Focus on your health while we focus on getting your compensation. Call us to schedule a free case review at 770-HELP-NOW!

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