People who choose to ride motorcycles do so with the full understanding of how serious a motorcycle accident can be. They love to ride, they know they can drive as safely as possible, and they take on the risk. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we are here to stand up for the rights of motorcycle riders, who are often the victim of accidents that were the fault of someone else.
If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident in which someone else was at fault, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. You can also keep reading to find out about three types of injuries often caused by motorcycle accidents.
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Injuries to Your Skin
Wearing an industry-approved motorcycle helmet can help reduce the chance of traumatic head injury but nothing can prevent it altogether. Head injuries are the number one cause of serious injury for motorcycle riders and the leading cause of death for those in motorcycle accidents. When a rider is thrown from their bike, or when they collide with a vehicle or something else, they can experience a catastrophic brain injury.
There is no such thing as safety gear that can keep motorcycle riders safe all the time. If they are thrown from their bike or they collide with a vehicle or something else, it is not just a brain injury that could result – they could suffer a spinal injury. Depending on how serious it is, it could cause death or full or partial paralysis.
If you have skin exposed while you are on a motorcycle, and you are involved in a crash, then you can be seriously injured. Known as “road rash,” this is both common and extremely painful after an accident. The best case scenario is that it goes away on its own within a few days. The worst case scenario is that you require plastic surgery or the road rash gets infected.
Learn How to Maximize Your Safety
It is true that you cannot prevent all accidents when riding, but you can take steps to stay as safe as possible. Start by always riding defensively. Assume that the cars on the road cannot see you and act accordingly. Always wear the full safety gear recommended, including a helmet, pants, gloves, boots, and a riding jacket.
Those steps can make a big impact on your safety on the road. However, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now to request a free legal consultation. We will work tirelessly to hold the at-fault party responsible for the damage their actions have caused.