Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Due to the limited protection offered to motorcyclists, they often suffer
a wide array of injuries in collisions compared to drivers in motor vehicles.
An accident can result in either minor or life-threatening injuries, which
is why it is imperative for motorcyclists to understand the most common
injuries that can occur in the event of a crash.
Despite wearing protective clothing – such as leather or denim –
motorcyclists can suffer painful skin abrasions or bruises if they are
thrown off their bikes. When the surface of the skin only appears red,
it is considered first-degree road rash. Second-degree road rash occurs
when the surface of the skin is broken, while the inner layers of the
skin remain intact. Third-degree road rash often requires immediate medical
attention since the road complete removes the skin, exposing the underlying
layers of tissue.
Fractures & Broken Bones
Impact with another vehicle and being thrown from a motorcycle often results
in a broken arm, leg, or another part of the body. A broken bone or limb
requires a cast to be worn to keep the injured area immobile, which hinders
a person’s day-to-day activities and make it difficult to perform
job duties and everyday household chores.
To protect yourself from head injuries, you must always wear a helmet whenever
you ride your motorcycle. While wearing a helmet may reduce the severity of some
head injuries, it will not eliminate the risk of them entirely. Traumatic brain injury
can affect a person’s personality, motor skills, cognitive thinking,
Spinal Cord Injury
Damage to a person’s spinal cord typically causes permanent injury,
such as partial or complete paralysis. Due to the seriousness of
spinal cord injuries, victims often receive full-time care and are never able to work again.
Get Experienced Help from Our South Bend Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
At Wruble Law Group, we are committed to helping our clients pursue the
financial compensation and justice they deserve after suffering serious
motorcycle accidents. With more than 40 years of experience, our
South Bend personal injury attorneys can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal
options in order to obtain the most favorable results possible. Whether
we reach a settlement or take your case to trial, we will be there throughout
every step of the way while you recover from your injury.
Contact us and schedule a
free consultation today.