The extent and nature of the accident will determine injuries in a motorcycle accident. However, since motorcyclist’s have less protection, riders are more likely to sustain severe or fatal injuries. According to the NHTSA, a motorcyclist is 26 times more likely to die in a traffic collision and five times more likely to be injured in a traffic collision. At The Barnes Firm, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys have found some of the most common injuries are:
Traumatic brain injury or brain damage. New York State law requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. However, even with a helmet, head injuries can still happen. Head injuries can result in brain swelling, bruising and damage.
Spinal cord injuries. Spinal injuries are very common in motorcycle accidents because there is no protection to the bikers’ back. Spinal cord injuries can result in loss of motor function, paralysis, and other lifelong consequences.
Internal organ injuries. Internal bleeding and organ damage can be the result of a motorcycle accident
Lower extremity injuries. Lower extremity injuries are the most common injuries in a motorcycle accident. This refers to any injury below the waist. A lower extremity injury can prevent a victim from walking.
Broken bones & fractures. Broken or fractured bones can happen when a motorcyclist is hit by another vehicle or when a motorcyclist is ejected in a crash.
Road rash. Road rash happens when a motorcyclist’s skin slides across the road. Road rash can lead to scarring and disfigurement.
Motorcycle fatalities. Unfortunately, fatalities often occur as the result of a motorcycle accident. If you or a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, The Barnes Firm is here to help. We will work herd to bring your family the compensation and justice you deserve.
The treatment that accident victims need can range from a little treatment to lifelong treatment. No matter how minor or severe your injury is, our experienced Buffalo motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help. We understand that even with protective gear, motorcycle riders and passengers can experience catastrophic injuries in an accident. The Barnes Firm is here to help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.