Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney – (916) 778-3228
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.
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.
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
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.
Ready to Start Your Case? So Are We
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.
Tell us about your case during a
FREE case evaluation today.