Common Injuries Sustained After Motorcycle Accidents
The risks that Nevada motorcyclists face make them more likely to get into accidents and then to walk away from those accidents with severe injuries, or worse, not walk away at all. Motorcycle accidents in Nevada almost universally leave bikers with extensive damages and financial losses, so it’s important to see a doctor and then talk to an attorney as soon as possible.
Injuries Many Bikers Sustain
Motorcycle accident statistics reveal that the best ways to stay safe as a biker are to drive defensively and use helmets and other protective equipment. However, these precautions ultimately are mostly oriented towards surviving and minimizing the extent of the injuries you sustain, often doing little to stop certain injuries from happening in the first place. In particular, bikers are likely to sustain these injuries in a crash:
- Road Rash: When a biker is ejected from their vehicle, they’re sent tumbling and skittering across rough asphalt, often leading to widespread scrapes, scratches, and bruises which are collectively known as road rash. However, road rash isn’t “just a scrape,” as these wounds are extremely susceptible to infection.
- Biker’s Arm: When bikers get into a crash, they tend to break their fall with their arms. However, this can lead to cumulative nerve damage in the long-term, which is known as “biker’s arm,” causing partial or total loss of sensation and/ or paralysis in the limbs.
- Broken Bones: Broken bones and fractures are common results of both direct impacts with vehicles and from hard tumbles onto the roadway. Usually, these fractures are localized to the arms, wrists, and in some cases, the legs.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Uniquely, motorcycle accidents don’t cause whiplash very often. However, motorcyclists are still highly susceptible to various spinal cord injuries, which can cause paralysis, chronic pain, and other long-lasting conditions.
- Concussions: Bikers commonly sustain concussions, especially if they choose not to wear a helmet. These can range from mild to life-threatening depending on severity, and most importantly, are often difficult to self-diagnose.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): TBIs are the most common injuries among all motorcyclist fatalities, as over half of all bikers killed in crashes weren’t wearing a helmet at the time. Even among the helmeted, and even among those who survive, traumatic brain injuries can cause permanent cognitive impairments.
Compensation for Motorcycle Crash Injuries in Nevada
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you can seek thorough compensation for your hospital bills, pain and suffering damages, and other losses with the help of a lawyer. Aaron Law Group’s Nevada motorcycle accident lawyers have specialized experience in the field of motorcycle crashes, so we can equip you with all the knowledge necessary to pursue a successful, stress-free claim. Schedule a free consultation with one of our legal professionals today by giving us a call at (702) 550-1111, and we’ll answer any and all questions you may have about motorcycle injuries, the claims process, and other aspects of your case. We’ll handle the busywork, giving you time to focus on your hospital stay and recovery without the burden of insurance and lawsuits hanging over you.