A spinal cord injury may cause nerve damage and pain. But it may also lead to permanent paralysis. The severity will depend on the location of the injury and the amount of damage to the spinal cord.
Another common type of injury suffered in a motorcycle accident is road rash. This is the result of skin making contact with the concrete. The severity of these injuries will depend on how fast the motorcycle was going, how far a rider travels if they skid across pavement, and the type of protective clothing worn. It is one of the more painful types of injuries.
When road rash is severe, it may require plastic surgery to reduce scarring. Even protected areas may end up sustaining abrasions, so any exposed areas are especially at risk.
Although physical injuries can be traumatic, many victims in a motorcycle accident also experience emotional damage. The more severe the injuries, the more likely a rider will suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological injuries.
Contacting a Monongalia County Personal Injury Attorney
The impact of a motorcycle accident can be life-altering. A victim may be faced with huge medical expenses and lost wages. These and future costs for medical treatment may be recoverable if it can be proven that another individual acted in a careless or reckless manner to cause injury.
In addition, compensation may be available for pain and suffering, mental anguish, reduced quality of life, and more. You can learn more about your legal rights by ordering our FREE report, The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Will Wreck Your West Virginia Accident Claim.
Contact a personal injury attorney at The Miley Legal Group today. Our law firm serves residents in Clarksburg and surrounding counties. Call us today for a free consultation – 304-326-1800.