While riding a motorcycle may make you look “cooler” and more convenient than those who are in automobiles while on the road.
Having more freedom and advantages along the road definitely has its perks.
A practical example of this situation would be during traffic or rush hours. Motorcycle riders can still make their way forward by maximizing the spaces they can find along their way.
However, there will always be two sides to a coin. The risk of riding a motorcycle and being seriously injured compared to an automobile is twice as high! Also, the injuries suffered by riders in a motorcycle accident are fatal and could even be life-threatening. Since they were less protected compared to those who are inside an automobile.
In this article, you are going to learn about the most common injuries that accident victims suffer from due to motorcycle accidents.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries Can Be Life Threatening
Being involved in a motorcycle accident has the possibility to cost you more than the price of your motorcycle if you find yourself in the worst situation. Commonly if there is a motorcycle accident there are two or more parties involved. Either you are a victim or not if you want to invoke your right you need the help of a san diego motorcycle accident lawyer.
With the numbers of listed motorcycle accidents, there are four common injuries incurred by a rider.
- Head Injury
Head injury including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the number one leading cause of death of motorcycle riders who were involved in a motorcycle accident. Wearing a helmet can lessen the impact of an accident to every rider. However, regardless of wearing or not wearing a helmet, a rider who suffers from a head injury can still end up having a TBI from mild to severe concussion due to the impact of the accident absorb by the head.
- Road Rash
Unlike riding in an automobile, motorcycle riders are not enclosed. If a rider doesn’t wear protective clothing while traversing a road, the skin is vulnerable to injuries. Road Rash is a general term used for skin injuries suffered by a rider in a motorcycle accident. This kind of injury mostly happens if a rider exposed skin is scrapped by the pavement where he or she lands on.
Based on the data of the Mayo Clinic, about more than 35% of spinal cord injuries happened to riders were caused by auto and motorcycle accidents. This type of injury can lead to mild to severe.
Riders who are involved in a motorcycle accident normally suffers a severe spinal cord injury. The cause of this injury can be taken from the sudden force absorbed by the spine resulting for the vertebrates to be crushed, dislocated, fractured and more. These following damages absorb by the spine can a lead rider into more severe situation affecting the physical abilities of his or her body.
- Bone Fractures
A motorcycle needs the support of the rider in order for it to have its balance along the road. During a motorcycle accident, riders lose their balance causing them to or fall with their bike’s or be thrown away from their motorcycles. According to the data of the CDC, around 30% of the bone fracture were suffered by the legs and feet of the riders.
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