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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

by The Brown Firm / February 5, 2016

Motorcycle drivers are one of the most vulnerable groups of motorists in the nation. The small size of their bikes makes it hard to maneuver, and they are often not seen by other vehicles on the road. They also lack the protection that a vehicle provides which can lead to severe injuries in the event of an accident.  

Motorcycle accidents are a threat to any driver, especially the motorcyclist, here are 4 motorcycle safety tips. Obtaining an injury from an accident is almost guaranteed, and motorcycle injuries can be life threatening. Here is a list of some of the most common motorcycle accidents

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Head Injuries

The most common motorcycle accident injury is a head injury, which can include a concussion or brain damage. The brain can receive varying levels of damage from mild traumatic brain injury to very severe. This is especially true for motorcyclists who do not wear a helmet. Your helmet could mean the difference between life or death after an accident.  

Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries can be life threatening especially if the proper gear is not being worn while operating a motorcycle. It would be wise to invest in a back plate and body armor to give your vertebrae some assistance in case of an accident. Like most injuries, there is no way to tell how severe your spinal injury could be until you are examined by a professional. 

Broken Bones

Broken bones are a very common motorcycle accident injury. There are many different scenarios that can lead to broken bones, such as, getting trapped underneath the bike, using your arms to try and break your fall, smashing your ribs or collar bones, and being crushed by another vehicle. 

This is just a list of a few of the many different ways a motorcyclist can be injured in an accident. It is very common for vehicle operators to be unaware of a motorcyclist, especially if they are in the drivers blind spot. Accidents constantly happen  due to the negligence of another driver.

Sustaining an injury after a motorcycle accident can be life changing. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and injuries.

You will not want to fight this legal battle alone. The Brown Firm has an experienced team of Personal Injury Attorneys in Savannah, Atlanta and Athens, who can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. 

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