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Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident injuries can be devastating and can have a significant impact on your quality of life. This is why it is crucial to make sure you recover all of the compensation you are entitled to if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident.

From medical expenses to property damages, there is a lot that you can be on the line for financially after an accident, which is why you should consult with a lawyer to discuss the details of your case to determine all of your options under the law. Below, we talk about common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents.

Head Injuries

One of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are head injuries, such as concussions and traumatic brain damage. If you have injured your head in an accident, you should immediately seek medical attention and closely monitor your symptoms. The best way to prevent head injuries is to always wear a helmet whenever you go for a ride on your motorcycle.

Road Rash

This type of injury usually occurs when a motorcyclist slides across the pavement during an accident. These injuries are the result of the impact of the rider hitting the concrete and their exposed skin rubbing on the surface while their body skids. Road rash can lead to permanent damage, like:

  • Skin irritations
  • Infections
  • Surface nerve damage

Biker’s Arm

Biker’s Arm can develop after a serious motorcycle accident. When a motorcyclist is thrown off their bike during an accident, their natural instinct is to put their arm out in front of themselves to reduce the impact. However, the impact can cause permanent nerve damage in the arm. This nerve damage is known as “biker’s arm.”

Have you or a loved one suffered serious injuries caused by a motorcycle accident? Do you need help recovering maximum compensation? Then call our legal team today at (304) 553-0337 to set up a free consultation with our lawyers in Charleston.

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