Injuries Common to Motorcycle Accidents
If you enjoy a good ride, you know the joys of Central Texas’s open roads. If you ride, however, you likely also know the dangers inherent to the activity. In fact, motorcycle accidents are among the deadliest on our highways. When you are on your bike, there is absolutely nothing but your helmet (and any other safety gear that you wear) to protect you from the impact of an accident. The injuries associated with these accidents are often exceedingly serious and demand immediate medical attention.
Most Common Injuries
While a motorcycle accident can lead to almost any kind of injury, there are several that take precedence:
Motorcycle accidents often lead to broken bones, and these injuries are not only excruciating but are also slow to heal. Further, they can lead to long-term complications and even permanent disabilities.
Road rash refers to the cuts, abrasions, and scratches that victims of motorcycle accidents often experience as they are dragged across the road in the ensuing crash. Road rash is painful, slow to heal, prone to infection, and can cause disfiguring scarring.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are typically caused by a blunt force to the head or by the violent shaking of the head. A state-of-the-art safety helmet will provide you with some protection from TBIs, but if you ride, you remain vulnerable to these dangerous injuries. TBIs are complicated by the fact that they can go undetected until the condition has worsened considerably. TBIs are closely associated with tremendous physical, financial, and emotional damages. Some sufferers compare the effects to an “altered sense of self.” All told, the negative impact of a TBI is difficult to overstate.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is an injury to the vertebrae, ligaments, or discs that make up your spinal cord – or to your spinal cord itself. These injuries are often exceedingly painful, and they can have significant overarching implications. Your spinal cord and your brain make up your body’s command center, which controls your bodily movements and your ability to feel sensations. A serious spinal cord injury can leave you partially or completely paralyzed.
If another motorist’s negligence has left you injured in a motorcycle accident, you need the skilled professional counsel of an experienced Central Texas personal injury attorney.
If You Have Been Injured by another Motorist’s Negligence, You Need an Experienced Central Texas Personal Injury Attorney
Motorcycle accidents are both terrifying and extremely dangerous. If another driver has caused you to be injured in a motorcycle accident, seek immediate medical attention and then consult with a skilled personal injury lawyer. Personal injury attorney Brett H. Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas is here to help. Mr. Pritchard is committed to fighting for the compensation to which you are entitled, and he has the skill, experience, and dedication to help effectively and efficiently move your claim forward.
Your rights matter, so please contact or call us at (254) 220-4225 today.