MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Motorcycle accidents and car accidents do not always have the same effects for those involved. Motorcycle accidents tend to result in different – and often more severe –injuries. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the number of deaths on motorcycles was nearly 27 times the number in other vehicles in 2018.
Insurance coverage and claims can be complex in a motorcycle accident case. At William Mattar law offices, we will fight hard to make sure you’re treated fairly if you’ve been injured in an accident. It’s our job, and we take it seriously. Call us today at (844) 444-4444.
COMMON TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Motorcycles offer less physical protection than other vehicles, and injuries resulting from accidents with larger vehicles like cars and trucks can be life-altering. Some common types of motorcycle injuries include:
Road rash – a type of friction burn or skin abrasion – can occur when unprotected skin makes contact with something rough, such as pavement, gravel, or the road. Road rash injuries can be severe and require treatment to prevent infection and/or scarring.
A rider can lose control in a motorcycle accident or be struck by a vehicle, throwing them off the bike. A rider may suffer road rash if the body hits the road and skin is scraped against the ground’s surface.
In addition to wearing a helmet, bikers should wear protective clothing, such as leather or denim pants and jacket, leather gloves, and steel-toed boots. Proper protective clothing can help prevent road rash in the event of a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle accidents can result in broken bones, including broken legs and arms.
A broken bone is a type of bone fracture, several different types of fractures range in severity. A fracture is a forceful impact or trauma that puts pressure on the bone, causing it to break entirely or partially. A broken bone can cause bone fragments to penetrate the skin and stick out, which is called an “open fracture,” and is considered one of the most severe types of fractures.
Motorcycle collisions with motor vehicles, barriers, and other objects can cause broken bones that may result in time away from work, expensive medical procedures, and pain and suffering.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries include injuries to tendons, ligaments, and muscles. These injuries can range from a contusion to a complete muscle tear and may require surgery or other forms of treatment. “Acute” soft tissue injuries, including those suffered in a motorcycle accident, are caused by a sudden trauma to the body. Soft tissue injuries can include sprains and strains, which can be sustained in a fall off a motorcycle or a collision with another vehicle or fixed object.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Even while wearing a helmet, the force a biker may experience during a motorcycle collision can cause a TBI, such as a serious concussion or skull fracture. TBIs can affect memory, vision, and other brain functions and cause a wide range of physical, sensory, and cognitive symptoms. Severe TBIs sometimes result in long-term complications that affect a victim’s life forever.
COMPENSATION FOR A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
At William Mattar, we understand how quickly medical expenses can add up after a motorcycle accident injury. Victims of motorcycle accidents can also experience emotional and physical pain due to injury and drastic changes to daily life. We have experience negotiating with insurance companies. We can help get you compensation for your pain and suffering and other accident-related damages such as medical bills and lost wages.
Don’t let an insurance company decide what your claim is worth — talk to one of our motorcycle accident lawyers today. We can negotiate with the involved insurance companies and work to ensure you receive maximum compensation after your motorcycle accident.
GET THE LEGAL HELP YOU NEED
Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand that no matter how safe you ride, accidents can happen. We’re here to advocate for you to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Don’t wait to get legal help — contact William Mattar today. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just dial (844) 444-4444 or fill out a free initial consultation form.