As a motorcyclist, you understand the inherent dangers associated with riding a bike along the Southern California streets and freeways. A motorcycle lacks the same protections as a car does, and an accident can leave you with a serious injury, impacting your quality of life.

We included below the five most common motorcycle crash injuries. This list is ordered by frequency.

Road rash: Road rash is probably the most common type of motorcycle injury and results when unprotected skin comes in contact with a rough surface such as pavement and asphalt. Road rash occurs when the skin sustains abrasions and normally leaves a victim in excruciating pain. In some instances, treatment can result in weeks of hospitalization.

Fractures and breaks: In a serious collision, the motorcyclist is generally thrown from their bike. Oftentimes, the collision with the ground results in bone fractures and breaks. The three common bones that break in crashes are:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Wrists

In addition, it’s not uncommon for a victim to sustain damage to their joints, tendons, and nerves. Sometimes, fractures take years to heal, leave a victim permanently disabled, and affect their ability to earn a living.

Disfigurement: Disfigurement often occurs to a victim’s facial area, especially if the victim fails to wear proper protective equipment. A victim’s face might be left permanently scarred, or a crash can result in the loss of teeth. Treatment may require plastic and/or oral surgery and be quite painful.

Traumatic brain injuries: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can severely reduce the overall quality of a person’s life and occurs when there is a blow to the head, resulting in head trauma. TBIs commonly occur when a cyclist’s head impacts:
The road.
The other vehicle’s windshield.
A stationary object such as a tree, bench, or building.

Spinal cord injuries:The spinal cord is designed to transmit nerve impulses from the brain to the rest of the body. However, in a severe motorcycle accident the protected cord can become damaged, resulting in a serious injury, which may include paralysis. A victim can be left confined to the use of a wheelchair for the rest of his or her life.

We Can Help

You have enough to worry about if you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash. The last thing you have time for is worrying about the details of your case. That is where Steinberg Injury Lawyers can help.

Our team has the knowledge and experience to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have helped countless Southern Californians defend their rights, get the medical treatment they deserve, and build a solid case.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys for a free case evaluation at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982