Motorcycle safety gear may reduce the severity of some injuries, or may even prevent them altogether in some cases. What’s more, wearing a helmet could even save a motorcyclist’s life in an accident.
Possible Motorcycle Injuries
Head injuries are among the possible serious injuries in a motorcycle accident:
- brain damage;
- skull fractures; and
- open wounds.
This may be the result of a biker being thrown from the bike onto the ground or into an object like another vehicle. Broken bones are also common in serious accidents. These injuries may vary in severity from common breaks to serious compound fractures.
Road rash can be mild, leaving scrapes and bruises, or it can be severe, resulting in the exposure of tissue. The risk of developing an infection can be high with this type of injury.
Many of these injuries can be prevented or the severity significantly reduced by wearing the right motorcycle safety gear.
The Miley Legal Group: Motorcycle Injury Lawyers in Clarksburg
Statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2010 show that 58 percent of motorcycle drivers fatally injured were wearing a helmet. The use of helmets in fatally injured passengers was lower at 49 percent.
Contact a lawyer at The Miley Legal Group at 877-652-1031 if you’ve been severely injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another’s negligence. We will make sure that all of the damages you have suffered are addressed in your claim.