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Reviewing common motorcycle accident injuries

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2024 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a terrifying experience. These accidents often result in serious injuries due to the lack of protection that motorcycles provide compared to cars.

Motorcyclists should go over common accident injuries that riders may sustain as a result of a collision.

Road rash and broken bones

Road rash is a common injury in motorcycle accidents where the rider’s skin comes into contact with the road surface during a crash. This can result in painful abrasions, cuts and bruises. Wearing proper protective gear, such as leather jackets and pants, can help reduce the severity of road rash.

Fractures or broken bones are frequently seen in motorcycle accidents, especially when the rider is struck by a car. The impact of the collision can cause bones to break, leading to injuries such as broken arms, legs, ribs and collarbones. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 180,000 motorcyclists sustained injuries in traffic accidents during 2020.

Brain trauma and other injuries

Head injuries are a significant concern in motorcycle accidents, as riders are at a higher risk of traumatic brain injuries when involved in a collision with a car. Wearing a helmet is key in protecting the head and reducing the severity of head injuries. Concussions, skull fractures and brain contusions are common head injuries seen in motorcycle accidents. Spinal cord injuries can result from the impact of a motorcycle accident, leading to paralysis or loss of sensation in the affected areas. Internal injuries, such as organ damage or internal bleeding, can also occur when a motorcycle rider becomes hit by a car.

In addition to physical injuries, motorcycle accidents can also result in emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. If involved in a motorcycle accident, seeking medical attention and focusing on recovery is key.