By: Kerry Obrien
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What Are The Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Riding a motorcycle is much different than driving a car. It is also more dangerous to be on a motorcycle because of the lack of outer protection it affords when compared to a car. There is no outer body to protect the rider, nor are there any safety devices like airbags or seat belts in place for the motorcycle rider. Motorcycles can easily tip over, exposing the driver to the road or to being thrown off the bike. When a motorcycle is in a collision with a car or truck, all of these dangers sometimes lead to injuries that are severe or even fatal. Many motorcycle accident injuries are either temporarily or permanently disabling. That’s why it is a smart choice to speak with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney if you’ve sustained severe injuries in a motorcycle accident.
The Most Common Serious Injuries
Wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is very important and does reduce the likelihood of getting many types of head injuries. However, even if the driver of a motorcycle is wearing a helmet, severe concussions that result from whiplash injury may still occur, leading to traumatic brain injury. Spinal cord injuries are also common, and can lead to partial or full paralysis. This can mean a lifetime of medical and rehabilitation costs, or can even lower the quality of life for someone in this situation.
Burn injuries are also common in motorcycle accidents due to the engine fuel and vulnerability of the driver. Severe crush injuries may also occur, resulting in bone fractures that can be difficult to heal, like a comminuted fracture in which the bone is crushed. When a limb is crushed badly, it can even mean amputation is necessary just to save the life of the person injured in the accident. All of these types of injuries are often life-altering and considered serious on many levels.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a California Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a California motorcycle accident attorney today. Motorcycle accidents may have more than one party at fault, and can be confusing to understand when it comes to the responsibilities of all parties to the loss. Don’t go it alone, you have access to help, just make the call. The experienced legal staff at the Law Office of Kerry P. O’Brien of California will thoroughly investigate your case to discover all possible sources of compensation. We serve the cities of Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim. Check out our website at kerryobrienlaw.com or call us at 866-983-0747 and let us give you legal guidance you can trust.