Motorcycle accidents can happen suddenly, and the injuries can be unexpected. Even when wearing protective gear, including a helmet, injuries can still occur. When a motorcyclist is in an accident involving a car, truck, or other larger vehicle, the injuries can be life changing. Our experienced San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys have handled motorcycle accident cases involving the following injuries:
Traumatic brain injury or brain damage. All motorcyclists and passengers are required to wear a helmet in California. However, even with a helmet, head injuries still occur because of motorcycle accidents. Head injuries can cause concussions, brain swelling, or brain damage.
Spinal cord injuries. Due to the lack of protection on a biker’s back, when a motorcycle accident occurs, injuries to the spine are very common. Spinal cord injuries affect the nervous system and can often lead to nerve damage or paralysis.
Internal organ injuries. Internal bleeding and organ damage can be the result of a motorcycle accident.
Lower extremity injuries. Lower extremity injuries refer to any injury below the waist. These are the most common injuries in a motorcycle accident. These injuries often lead to extended and costly medical treatment and permanent disability as they can prevent a victim from being able to walk.
Broken bones and fractures. Broken or fractured bones can happen when a motorcyclist or passenger is hit by another vehicle or when a motorcyclist is ejected in a crash.
Road rash. Road rash can be extremely painful and happens when skin slides across the road. The most common places you can get road rash are knees, legs, elbows, forearms, and hands. Road rash can lead to scarring and/or infection if not properly treated.