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Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents

Even with a proper helmet, the right riding clothing, and other safety gear, motorcyclists suffer the most serious injuries in an accident. In high-speed crashes, getting thrown off a motorcycle can result in potentially fatal injuries for riders. The CT roadside lawyers at Berman & Russo have handled numerous motorcycle accident claims involving the following injuries:

Road Rash

The most common injury riders can suffer in a crash is road rash. It occurs due to friction between the ground and the rider’s skin. The pavement, gravel, or dirt on the road can rip the skin, and debris can enter the affected site, leading to severe infection if not treated properly.

Bone Fractures

The impact force of a rider hitting the ground after a crash can cause multiple broken bones, especially during high-speed collisions.

Biker’s Arm

Biker’s arm refers to arm, wrist, and hand injuries common among riders because most people will use their arms to shield their faces when ejected from the bike. Aside from severe bruising, lacerations, and fractures, more serious cases can cause nerve damage and paralysis.

Brain and Head Injuries

Getting ejected from the bike or hitting the head on the ground can cause the brain to bleed or swell, especially if the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened. Riders can also suffer traumatic brain injuries, which can cause permanent brain damage and, in the worst cases, even death.

Spinal Cord Trauma

If a rider is thrown from their motorcycle and lands on their back in a certain way, they can easily break their spine. This can result in mobility issues in the future or temporary or permanent paralysis.

Burn Injuries

Road rash and friction with certain motorcycle parts can cause severe burns with different degrees of severity and treatment requirements. In addition, a rider can suffer serious burns if their skin encounters spilled gas.

Speak to an Experienced Roadside Lawyer in CT Today

Motorcyclists who have suffered serious injuries in a crash may need months or years to recover fully. Some may need more time to heal if they must relearn certain skills and adjust to their new normal. And what if they can’t work for a long time or forever? These significant adjustments to their way of life can negatively affect not only their physical health but their financial and emotional health as well.

Unfortunately, when injured motorcyclists try to pursue a claim from the at-fault party’s insurance provider, they usually face unfair judgment from insurance claims adjusters. Sadly, there’s still a stigma among insurers against motorcyclists. They see motorcyclists are risk-takers, dangerous, and reckless riders. Insurers often use this unjust generalization when determining how much compensation they should pay or if they should cover the motorcyclist’s injuries at all.

With legal guidance from the CT roadside lawyers at Berman & Russo, injured riders can rest assured we will protect their legal rights and best interests. Find out more about your best options for recovering compensation for your losses by scheduling a free case review with our CT roadside lawyer. Reach us online or dial 860-644-1548 for more information.

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