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Consequences of California  Motorcycle Accidents

 Posted on May 08, 2023 in Car Accident

palo alto motorcycle crash lawyerMay is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Each year, all motorists – both motorcyclists and other vehicle drivers – are reminded how critical safe driving and safe riding practices are in preventing motorcycle injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, the number of people injured and killed in motorcycle crashes continues to increase each year.

Due to the lack of protection for those who ride motorcycles, people who are in motorcycle accidents often suffer serious to severe injuries. Those who are injured are entitled to pursue legal action against the party responsible for the accident and the resulting injuries.

Head Injuries

Head and brain injuries are a significant concern for motorcycle riders. In the event of a crash, riders are at risk of hitting their head on the pavement or another object. Riders should always wear a DOT-approved helmet. However, even if a rider is wearing a helmet, they can still suffer from a concussion or other head injury. These injuries can be particularly dangerous, as they can lead to long-term damage and even death.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are another potential consequence of a motorcycle accident. When the rider is thrown from their bike, slamming into the pavement, or if their back is twisted or contorted in a certain way can result in a severe injury to the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can result in partial or complete paralysis, as well as a host of other complications.

Internal Injuries

Internal injuries are also a concern for motorcycle riders. Being thrown from the bike can result in damage to internal organs, but there is also a high risk of the motorcycle landing on top of the rider, which can also result in severe internal damage.

Fractured Bones

Another common motorcycle accident injury is fractured bonesDepending on the severity of the injury, broken bones can require surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation and recovery period.

Road Rash

One of the most common motorcycle accident injuries is road rash, even in minor motorcycle crashes. Road rash occurs when the rider's skin comes into contact with the pavement. Road rash can range from minor scrapes and bruises to more severe injuries that require surgery. In some cases, road rash can also lead to infections and other complications.

Safety Precautions

In order to prevent motorcycle accident injuries, riders should take certain precautions. In addition to always wearing a helmet, riders should also wear protective gear such as leather jackets, gloves, and boots. This gear can help protect the rider from road rash and other injuries in the event of a crash.

It is also important for riders to follow traffic laws and to be aware of their surroundings. By being alert and aware while riding, riders can avoid potential hazards and reduce their risk of an accident. Finally, riders should avoid riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as impaired riding can be extremely dangerous.

Contact a San Jose Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, make sure you have a dedicated Palo Alto, CA motorcycle accident lawyer advocating for you and fighting to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Call Fuller Law Firm at 408-234-7563 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.



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