There is something incredibly alluring about taking a motorcycle out on the open road and feeling the wind against your skin. Adrenaline junkies love the rush of riding on a motorcycle, but it also comes with inherent risks. Motorcycle accidents are some of the worst crashes imaginable, namely because motorcycles can be driven at high speeds without much protection. Statistics indicate that 98 percent of motorcycle accidents result in some type of injury.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Injuries to the legs and feet
- Road rash and burns
- Head trauma, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Muscle damage
- Biker’s arm
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
Motorcycle accidents usually take place when drivers of other vehicles are not paying attention or are unaware of a motorcycle's speed or presence. Researchers have found that the human brain actually has a hard time perceiving small objects that are closer (such as a motorcycle in the next lane) than large objects that are at distance. This helps explain why so many accidents involving motorcycles take place when a vehicle is changing lanes. Other reasons motorcycle accidents happen include:
- Driver error
- Faulty equipment
- Dangerous conditions
To learn more about how we can help you following a motorcycle accident, please contact Shamieh Law and schedule a free consultation today.