The warmer weather of summer is just right around the corner. As the temperature outside heats up, more and more motorcycle owners will hit the road. Hitting the road on your bike is a thrill and a great way to clear your mind. This hobby does come with a great deal of danger. Each year, nearly 88.000 people are injured on motorcycles. Being involved in this type of accident can be very damaging to both your motorcycle and your body. Here are some of the most common injuries motorcycle riders have after an accident.
Head Injuries Are Very Common in Motorcyle Accidents
If your head hits the road during a collision, there is a good chance you will have a serious injury. There are a number of helmets on the market built to withstand a good bit of force, but in some cases they will not be enough to prevent injury. Having a brain injury can lead to a lot of problems for you in the future. When facing an uncertain future due to a brain injury, you will need to consult with a lawyer. By working with a legal professional, you will be able to figure out what type of compensation you are entitled to.
The Pain of Road Rash
Sliding across the pavement during a motorcycle accident can create road rash. When the concrete rubs your exposed skin can lead to a number of problems and long term pain. In some cases, this skin irritation can last for a long time. The amount of pain and suffering this injury can cause is one of the reasons why seeking out monetary compensation is needed. Your lawyer will be able to help you put a price tag on your injuries and guide you through the settlement process.
The Risk of Muscle Damage
Damaging the muscles in your legs and arms is also a common occurrence in a motorcycle accident. Having the right amount of protection on your arms and legs can help you to avoid these types of injuries. If your muscles are injured, you will probably have a long road to recovery. It is imperative that you meet with a lawyer after an accident to find out what your rights are. The lawyer will be able to review the details of your case and let you know whether or not they think you need to file a lawsuit.
One of the biggest disadvantages a motorcycle has when involved in a collision with a car is a lack of protection. Biker’s arm is the term given to a common injury in motorcycle accidents. This injury usually occurs when a biker is thrown from their motorcycle and uses their arm to break their fall. Landing on the arm with such force will usually lead to permanent nerve damage.
After the dust has settled from your motorcycle accident, give Fetterman & Associates at 561-845-2510. Our team of lawyers can help you figure out if you need to pursue the claim in question.
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