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Due to the vulnerability of a motorcycle rider, any sort of motorcycle accident can cause severe injury. Understanding the most common types of injuries attributed to traffic collisions while riding a motorcycle and their consequences can help increase your chances of winning any personal injury lawsuits you file against the negligent party that struck you. In addition to empowering yourself with knowledge, you should strengthen your case by retaining the services of our Sacramento personal injury attorney from Eliot Reiner, APLC.

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Frequently Occurring Motorcycle Accident Injuries

The defendant named in your motorcycle accident claim will likely resist paying you any amount of monetary compensation for your damages, which could include hospital bills, repair costs, lost wages, and more. In order to make them see the seriousness of the situation and how much you need to get back on your feet again, you will have to understand the full extent of your damages, both current and future. This requires a greater comprehension of common injuries to bikers in motorcycle accidents.

The top four severe injuries to riders, in no particular order, include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI): Motorcycle helmets are crucial to protect your head during a collision but they cannot guarantee no damage will be done. If you suffer a brain injury, it could debilitate you or complicate your day-to-day life for the rest of your life.
  • Spinal cord damage: Many motorcycle accidents occur while the rider is stopped at an intersection and a distracted driver crashes into the rear of their motorcycle. Spinal cord damage is a common result and could cause permanent or partial paralysis.
  • Broken bones: Without proper medical treatment and rehabilitation, a broken bone caused by a motorcycle accident may not set and heal correctly, causing dangerous and painful complications.
  • Road rash: When a rider is thrown from their motorcycle and tumbles over the asphalt, they may experience road rash to most of their bodies. Road rash is not only disfiguring but can also be life-threatening.

Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries

For as passionate as we are about representing injured motorcycle riders, we are even more concerned with preventing harmful traffic collisions altogether. If you are an avid rider, please keep these three safety tips and hints in mind whenever you head out on the road.

  1. Safety gear: You should never ride your motorcycle, even for a quick trip down the street, without first equipping a properly-fitted helmet. Some studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have shown that helmets help prevent traumatic brain injuries 25% of the time and less serious head injuries 75% of the time. You should also wear jeans or pants and a jacket when you ride to reduce road rash if you crash.
  2. Command your lane: Motorcyclists are often struck by other vehicles when they try to weave between traffic. Treat your motorcycle like a full-sized vehicle and stay within your lane to make your presence clear to other motorists. Do not forget to use turn signals whenever you want to change lanes or head down another street.
  3. Check the weather: Hundreds of motorcycle accidents occur each year across the country due to adverse weather conditions catching riders off-guard. If you live in an area where it rains or snows frequently, knowing what to expect before you leave can help you plan your route to avoid problem areas. You should also reduce your speed whenever there is inclement weather; the general rule is to drop 5 or 10 miles per hour but you should always go as slow as it takes to remain safe.

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At Eliot Reiner, APLC, our Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer is adamant about providing tenacious and focused legal counsel to those who have been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident that was not their fault. In some cases, this means being the legal advocate for families who have lost a loved one and needed to create a wrongful death claim. No matter the intricacies or details of your case, we can be the team to help you pursue maximum compensation.

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