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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Fetterman & Associates, PA Are Experienced West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorneys

Motorcycle Accident Attorney West Palm Beach

When you’re on a motorcycle, you’re at a great disadvantage to those who are operating other motor vehicles. Those in cars, SUVs, and trucks have a lot more protection.

On a motorcycle, you’re directly exposed to the impact of the collision, the road surface, and airborne debris. Here’s a consideration of the five common motorcycle accident injuries.

Head and Brain Accident Injuries

Various head injuries may occur in a motorcycle accident, including mild to severe concussions. Although a concussion is serious, an even greater concern is traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI can compromise your ability to function on physical and mental levels, and it can lead to the victim being in a permanent vegetative state or even to their death.

Symptoms of TBI Include:

  • Repeated vomiting
  • Convulsions
  • An inability to be woken up
  • Ongoing or repeated headaches
  • Dilated pupils
  • Slurred or halting speech
  • Loss of physical coordination

Sometimes, TBI symptoms will not be apparent at first. That’s why it’s always a good idea to go to the hospital and get checked out after an accident, even if no symptoms are immediately present. If you present any of these symptoms after a motorcycle accident, you must get to the emergency room immediately.

Recovery from TBI can takes years, and some victims never fully regain specific physical and mental abilities. Speech, vision, motor skills, and hearing can all be affected. Intensive rehabilitation is often necessary.

Spinal and Back Accident Injuries

Back injuries are also common in these accidents. As it is with head injuries, a back injury may not first be recognized. Nerve damage, disc strain, and muscle pulls may be a problem for the cyclist.

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These can be extremely painful and can make it difficult for someone to perform even the simplest of physical actions, such as getting up from a chair or lying down.

Even more serious are spinal cord injuries. Such injuries, in which the spine’s ability to send messages to various parts of the body is compromised, may result in extreme loss of motor ability.

Results may include a cyclist becoming a paraplegic or quadriplegic. Victims may require ongoing care, undergo excessive physical rehabilitation, and lose their ability to work.

Bone Fractures from a Motorcycle Accident

Those who are thrown from their motorcycle in such accidents often suffer from bone fractures. As it is with the first two injuries, fractures range in severity. However, a bone fracture will result in extreme pain, an inability to perform certain physical tasks for sometime, and a loss in physical performance. Some fractures will have lifelong effects and will result in years of pain and suffering.

Disfigurement from a Motorcycle Accident

Injuries to the face and body can occur, which may result in scarring or even the loss of a limb. Disfigurement can cause physical pain and mental anguish. Although protective equipment can help reduce the risk of injury, there are no guarantees when a motorcycle collides with a larger vehicle.

Motorcycle Accident Road Rash

Of all injuries, road rash is the most benign. However, it is very painful, and it can be dangerous if it is not properly treated and becomes infected. Road rash, which occurs when the rider’s body is propelled or pushed along the ground during an accident, can result in severe lacerations, abrasions, and burns.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorney in West Palm Beach

If you are severely injured while riding your motorcycle and another driver is at fault, it is important to contact a knowledgeable and experienced motorcycle accident attorney, such as those at Fetterman & Associates, PA. Aggressively pursuing your claim is an important step towards ensuring that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

If you have been in a violent motorcycle accident, then chances are you have more than one of the five most common motorcycle accident injuries. Protect your rights and your future by having Fetterman & Associates, PA at 561-845-2510 handle your personal injury claim.

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