Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
The hospitals and trauma centers across Connecticut treat thousands of accident victims each year. Though many accident victims, even bikers, escape accidents without serious injury, countless others do not escape unscathed.
Below you will find some of the most common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents. The types of injuries sustained during a motorcycle crash are often more serious than in a typical auto accident. Some, such as biker’s arm, are injuries specific to motorcycle riders.
- Biker’s Arm– When a biker hits the ground during an accident the nerves in the upper arm may be damaged. Depending on the severity of the damage the biker may lose some or all of the movement in the affected arm.
- Head Injury or Brain Trauma- Though the rates of head injury in bikers decrease with helmet use any serious accident can cause trauma to the head. The severity of this injury can result in any number of side effects to include: seizures, paralysis, loss of memory and change in brain function. Though some of these symptoms can be temporary others may last a lifetime and cause permanent disability.
- Broken Joints and Bones- The impact of the body hitting the road, at nearly any speed, can cause serious joint or bone fractures. The elbows, knees, wrists, hips and shoulders are particularly susceptible to damage during a motorcycle accident. Common bones broken during a crash include hand, arm and leg fractures.
- Spinal Cord Injuries– Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Depending on the location of the damage to the spinal cord partial or complete paralysis is possible.
The attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the above information helps you better understand the more common injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. If you have been hurt during a motorcycle accident in Connecticut please consider hiring an experienced attorney at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren today for your free consultation.