Common Injuries Sustained in a Motorcycle Accident

Miley Legal Group

Motorcycle safety gear may reduce the severity of some injuries, or may even prevent them altogether in some cases. What’s more, wearing a helmet could even save a motorcyclist’s life in an accident.

Possible Motorcycle Injuries

Head injuries are among the possible serious injuries in a motorcycle accident:

  • concussions;
  • brain damage;
  • skull fractures; and
  • open wounds.

This may be the result of a biker being thrown from the bike onto the ground or into an object like another vehicle. Broken bones are also common in serious accidents. These injuries may vary in severity from common breaks to serious compound fractures.

Road rash can be mild, leaving scrapes and bruises, or it can be severe, resulting in the exposure of tissue. The risk of developing an infection can be high with this type of injury.

Many of these injuries can be prevented or the severity significantly reduced by wearing the right motorcycle safety gear.