When you own a motorcycle, you typically enjoy taking it to work, enjoying it on a weekend ride, or even partake in cross-country road trips. Riding a motorcycle is a fun way to see the Seattle area and enjoy its beauty. But it can also be dangerous, especially when other drivers are around. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident there are some serious injuries you may suffer.
Many motorcycle accidents are the result of other drivers on the road. Other vehicles may turn in front of a motorcycle or side-swipe them as the result of not seeing them. No matter how many “start seeing motorcycles” campaigns there are, motorcycles continue to be involved in serious crashes.
- Burns: In a motorcycle crash the motorcyclist can fall off the bike and come in contact with the exhaust pipe, engine and manifold. which can cause second- or even third-degree burns.
- Fractures: Fractures are among of the most common injuries a motorcyclist can face. Motorcyclists frequently suffer fractures to their wrists, hips or pelvis.
- Brain injuries: Even while wearing a helmet, a motorcyclist can suffer traumatic brain injury due to sudden impact with the ground.
- Blunt force trauma: Sudden impact with the ground or with another vehicle can cause collapsed lungs and internal bleeding.
- Road rash: This all-too-common injury occurs to motorcyclists who fall of their bikes and slide along the roadway, suffering cuts and abrasions.
- Spinal injuries: Getting thrown from your motorcycle can result in serious spinal injuries. This can cause partial or total paralysis.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident you may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can help you understand what caused the accident and help you recover compensation for your injuries.