3 Most Common Motorcycle Injuries
Riding a motorcycle is a very challenging activity that takes practice, patience on the road, full attention, and often can result in injuries. There are many injuries that result from a motorcycle accident that are hard to avoid, but there are a few injuries that a motorcyclist can avoid.
Head and Neck Injuries:
The most common injury from motorcycle accidents is a head injury. This can include a concussion and even brain damage. Any sort of contact to the head should be closely monitored. Neck injuries are also common in motorcycle accidents. To protect yourself from these injuries, a helmet must be worn at all times. Helmets should be a cyclist’s best friend.
Another common motorcycle injury is “Bikers Arm.” Bikers are is a condition that occurs after the initial impact of the accident. For example, if a biker is thrown off his bike in an accident, the biker will be tempted to hold his/her arms around themselves to protect them. Sturdy jackets and elbow pads may be worn to protect against Biker’s Arm.
Another common injury from motorcycle accidents involves injuries to the leg. This can also lead to injuries to the knees and feet. These injuries will most likely not be fatal but, one will be forced to live with challenging outcomes. Leg injuries often include shattered or fractured bones or knees. Long pants, motorcycle boots, and safe driving are all methods of ensuring protection against leg injuries.
Motorcyclists put themselves at a risk every time they mount their bikes. Be sure to wear your safety gear every time you ride, and treat any injuries you endure. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the personal injury lawyers at Goidel & Siegel, LLP, may be able to represent you and help you receive financial compensation.