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Motorcycle Accidents: Common Injuries and What to Do

Posted by Martin Rocha | Jul 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though everyone knows motorcycles are unspeakably cool, they are very dangerous. Motorcycle accidents are common because of the vehicle's lack of protection from the outer world. For this reason, motorcyclists tend to suffer through the gravest accidents. Most common injuries suffered from motorcycle accidents are very serious in nature, even fatal. If you or a loved one in El Paso has suffered through a motorcycle accident, you need a personal injury lawyer who can help. Contact Brandon L. Lettunich today!

Common Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accidents

Neck or head injuries are the most frequent motorcycle accidents.  At the time of impact, the motorcyclist's neck receives the greatest blow, immediately followed by the head.  This happens because motorcyclist are completely exposed when riding a motorcycle. For this reason, it is highly advisable to wear helmets at all times. Wearing a helmet can be the difference between life and death. However, even wearing a helmet can result in a concussion or brain damage.  

Road rash the second most common motorcycle injury. Road rash injuries come from sliding across the pavement or when your skin becomes exposed and rubs against the concrete. It is advisable to wear thick clothes when riding a motorcycle. “Biker's Arm” is a very specific injury to motorcycle accidents. Due to the lack of protection during a motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist's arms become the first line of defense against impact. While all these are instant impact injuries, there are some that develop through time such as muscle damage caused by repeated injury.  

We Can Help Through Motorcycle Accidents

Accidents happen all the time. Sometimes they are unavoidable.  Motorcycles are at higher risk on the road. Since motorcycles are smaller, other vehicles may not be able to see them. You are entitled to take action if your accident was caused by a careless driver.  Call Brandon L. Lettunich and learn what steps you need to take to insure you are well taken care off outside the road.   

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