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What types of injuries result from motorcycle accidents?

Motorcyclists often enjoy the freedom of riding the roads on their compact but powerful machines. It can feel more liberating to traverse Florida’s many highways and roads on a two-wheeler as opposed to standard vehicles, but the same properties that make motorcycles appealing can also make them dangerous. This post will discuss some of the common injuries that motorcycle riders can suffer when they are involved in crashes and accidents.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head injuries are an unfortunately common type of ailment suffered by motorcycle riders during crashes. When riders fail to wear helmets, their harm can be exacerbated. Even when a rider wears a helmet, they may still suffer harm from hitting their head on the road or another accident-scene obstruction.

In addition to head trauma, motorcycle riders can sustain serious abrasions, sometimes called road rash, when their skin is rubbed raw by the ground below them. These friction injuries can leave injured riders with pain and infections when their abrasions are left untreated. Also, riders may suffer broken bones, nerve damage, and a host of other serious injuries when their motorcycles are struck by other larger vehicles on the roads.

Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in accidents than standard vehicle drivers and passengers when their vehicles are involved in crashes. Without frames and structures to protect them, motorcyclists are often at the mercy of other drivers and the elements to help keep them safe. Readers of this Fort Pierce personal injury law blog who would like to discuss their motorcycle accident cases are encouraged to speak with an lawyer who specializes in motorcycle accident litigation.

The Law Office of William E. Raikes III is located in Fort Pierce, FL and serves clients in and around the communities of Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie and Vero Beach.

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