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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

By Michael LoGiudice
Founding Attorney

Motorcycles can be a lot of fun. They provide a liberated ride like you just won’t be able to get from driving in a car or truck. That being said, the same features that make motorcycles fun to drive are big contributing factors to what makes them dangerous. First and foremost being that a motorcycle is not enclosed like a car. As a motorcyclist, you are directly exposed to impact with the road or other vehicles. Additionally, motorcycles are smaller than cars. This means a smaller amount of impact can still cause a substantial amount of damage. The size of motorcycles also means that they lack the visibility of other vehicles on the road. Other drivers may not see a motorcycles and end up unintentionally cutting them off or changing lanes into them. Motorcycles also are more susceptible to roadway defects and roads that may be in disrepair.

The injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash can be devastating. Motorcycles lack even the basic safety features that are in cars, such as airbags. Serious injuries mean a great deal of pain, a potentially very difficult and lengthy recovery time, and substantial medical expenses. All of this comes on top of the fact that motorcyclists may be faced with a battle ahead of them with regards to the legal complications presented in these types of cases. There is a conception of motorcyclists as being dangerous or even downright reckless on the road. Visions of motorcycles swerving in and out of traffic come to mind. This means that motorcyclists are often put to task to prove that, at the time of the crash, he or she was operating the motorcycle in a legal and safe manner.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, call on experienced New York personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice. Attorney LoGiudice will fight to make sure you get the monetary compensation you deserve.

What are Some Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

As stated above, the nature of a motorcycle is that even a small impact can lead to devastating results. So often motorcyclists are thrown off upon impact. They may have skidded along the pavement after losing control. In some cases, the bike may tip over, crushing part of the rider’s body. Some of the more common motorcycle accident injuries include:

    Head injuries: While helmets have been proven to significantly decrease the chances of sustaining a fatal or severe head injury, they are not infallible. The risk of head injury in a motorcycle accident is substantial. If you have been in a crash, seek medical treatment immediately and report all symptoms, especially those like headaches or dizziness which may be signs of a head injury that needs monitoring and treatment.
    Neck injuries: Damage to the cervical spine is also a common motorcycle accident injury and can range in severity, but still be painful and with lasting consequences. The cervical spine discs may have been fractured or become herniated as a result of the crash. In severe cases, damage to the cervical spine can result in paralysis and even death.
    Road rash: This injury is notoriously associated with motorcyclists as motorcyclists are at great risk as they do not have the enclosed protection that comes with being in a car or truck. Road rash occurs when the rider skids across the pavement after a crash. The friction of sliding across the road irritates and breaks the skin. It goes beyond a scrape or a bruise and can lead to skin infections when it is not properly treated. In severe cases, improperly treated road rash can lead to permanent nerve damage.

Motorcyclists, Get the Trusted Legal Representation You Need Following an Accident.

Motorcycle crashes can be particularly devastating. As the medical bills are mounting, turn to personal injury Michael LoGiudice to fight for you and your right to full and fair compensation today. Attorney LoGiudice is committed to his clients and their wellbeing.

About the Author
Michael LoGiudice handles all personal injury and medical malpractice claims. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (1997) and has many verdicts and settlements totaling in the tens of millions of dollars.
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