Motorcycle injuries range from minor to severe and can also prove to be fatal in some cases. In 2017, more than 12% of motorcycle and E-bike accidents in Canada ended in either very serious injuries or fatalities. Motorcycle injuries are mostly the result of speeding. Regardless of the severity of the accident, everyone involved in a motorcycle injury must seek immediate medical help and treatment.
While falling and scratches or skinning seem to be minor injuries, motorcycle accidents can lead to permanent nerve damage, disfigurement, and physical disabilities. Fractures, broken bones, and burns are very common injuries in a motorcycle accident.
Why motorcycle accidents are more serious than car injuries?
When a person rides a motorcycle, the only protection he or she has is the helmet and clothes. This makes motorcycle accident injuries more severe than car injuries. Motorcycles are smaller and lighter vehicle on the road as compared to a car and are more prone to damage in case of an accident. Motorcycles and e-bikes have a limited speed range which also affects their agility. Motorcycle riders can suffer a brain injury, spinal cord fracture, or even loss of limbs during an accident. Paralysis can be a life-threatening personal injury caused due to such accidents. Do your part to stay safe, always wear a helmet and other protective gear while riding a motorcycle.
Enlisting the common motorcycle accident injuries
- Head Injury
Motorcycle riders are at an especially high risk of suffering head injuries due to an accident. Traumatic brain injuries, skull fracture, cognitive, physical, and behavioral impairments are extremely common in these kinds of accidents. One may also hurt the side of the head and suffer permanent hearing loss. A helmet can reduce the probability of getting severely injured and save your life.
- Muscle Damage
Simple sprains or tears of muscle tissues may be minor injuries but you should be aware that severe muscle damage can hamper the proper functioning of your body. Moving around, lifting things, and doing some basic work can become impossible. It is very important to wear protective gear like earplugs, knee, and elbow pads.
- Road Rash
The most common injury in a motorcycle accident is road rash. Concrete rubs against exposed skin when the body skids across the pavement at a high speed causes cuts, scrapes, and bruises. It can also lead to more permanent damage such as skin irritations, infections, and even surface nerve damage.
- Biker’s Arm
Unlike a car acting as a barrier, there is nothing protecting the biker in case of an accident. He is immediately thrown from the bike when an accident takes place. As the human instincts hit, he places his arm in a way to guard and brace himself which leads to an arm injury. Sturdy clothing and protective gear is the only way to minimize injury.
5. Leg Injury
The knees, legs, and feet are the first things to touch the ground in case of a motorcycle accident. Though this is not fatal, it is serious and requires prolonged treatment. The injuries caused are bruises, cuts, sprains, fractures, and even loss of legs. Again, the only way to lessen the risk of leg injury is by wearing proper protective gear during riding a motorcycle.
- Facial injury
Not all helmets cover your face and protect you from injuries. It is advisable to only wear a helmet that does. Even though you may receive some cuts and bruises on your face, the helmet shall protect you from any major disfiguration or fractured facial bones.
- Spinal injury
One of the most serious motorcycle accident injuries is a spinal cord injury, usually caused if you crash against a heavy object. A spinal cord injury can disrupt the entire functioning of your body. It can cause a slipped disc, a fracture, or permanent paralysis.
- Emotional trauma
Even though this is not a physical injury, it should not be neglected. This could lead to further disorders and requires medical attention and time to recover.
What to do next if you suffered a motorcycle accident injury?
In case you are the victim of someone else’s recklessness and are injured in a motorcycle accident, you have the right to file a claim. In Ontario, a person injured due to a motorcycle accident has reported severe injury and higher medical costs compared to a person injured in a car accident. Our staff at Claim Settlement addresses your questions and ensures that your loss of income, pain, and suffering, medical charges are fully compensated. A professional legal team will handle your case, along with medical experts taking care of your physical and emotional treatment. We will make sure the entire process of your recovery is stress-free and efficient. We will also handle negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurer on your behalf and procure the highest possible settlement. If necessary, the personal injury case will be taken to court.
At Claim Settlement, our network of lawyers.. we connect you with have over 20 years of experience in handling personal injury and accident cases and have helped clients recover the maximum compensation in claim settlements. Our initial consultation is absolutely free and you don’t pay your lawyer until you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered an injury or been in an accident call us at 1-833-892-5246 for a free consultation or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org