One of the greatest things about riding a motorcycle is the freedom that you may feel when you are on the open road. It can be extremely tempting to not wear the right safety gear so that you can feel the breeze as you ride. However, seasoned motorcycle riders know that wearing safety gear is extremely important in the event of an accident. Even with the proper safety gear (a helmet, a leather jacket, thick pants, gloves, and boots), it is still possible to sustain serious injuries if you were involved in an accident. Motorcycle accident attorneys understand that if you have been involved in an accident because someone else was being negligent, you will want compensation.
What kind of accidents can you sustain?
There are a few injuries that are very common when it comes to being in a motorcycle accident. Some of these are:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
Road Rash. Especially if you did not have the proper safety gear on, you may have serious road rash. This may not sound like a particularly dangerous injury. In fact, you may only be concerned that it stings. However, if you do not get it treated, it could lead to a serious infection.
Broken Bones. When a car hits a motorcycle, often the rider of the motorcycle is propelled forward and hits the pavement, the ground, or some other objects. Once this occurs, common injuries are broken or fractured bones. You should see a medical professional immediately so they can help to set your bone back in place and get you on the road to recovery. This can be quite painful and you should never attempt to set a bone yourself or let it heal on its own.
Disfigurement. Disfigurement is another common injury when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Disfigurement may happen because a limb needed to be amputated or the bones in your face were broken and could not heal properly. Additionally, if any of your injuries became infected, it is possible for those to cause permanent disfigurement too.
Burns. In a motorcycle crash, it is not uncommon for the motorcycle to start a fire after a car hit it. When this happens, if the motorcyclist was knocked unconscious, they may not be able to get out of the fire in time and may experience severe burns. This can be extremely painful and cause nerve damage throughout your body. Additionally, many times burn damage is irreversible and you may experience disfigurement from this.
To see if a lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve after another person’s negligence has caused you to become injured on your motorcycle, call a reputable attorney now.
Thanks to our friends from Cohen & Cohen for their insight into motorcycle accident injuries.