Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle Injuries

You can see more and more motorcycles on the roads today because it is a gas saving option and a hobby for many people. Anyone who owns a motorcycle knows their safety is never guaranteed simply because of the design of the motorcycle. Experienced riders always go out of their way to protect themselves by wearing the correct gear when riding. However, they are still at risk.

Head and Neck Injuries

Head injuries are the most common type of injury that can occur during a motorcycle accident. If your skull is damaged that can mean swelling of the brain.

Head injuries can be minor to severe. They include concussions and irreversible brain damage. Brain damage can also cause death. Concussions can be minor to severe and can take a long time to recover from. In some cases, riders never recover fully and lose memory.

Currently in the State of Georgia every rider is required to wear a helmet. This is pursuant to
Georgia Code, 40-6-315. Some states do not require a rider to wear a helmet, or wearing a helmet can be optional.

Limb Injuries

If you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident you may have injuries to your legs, arms, feet, and hands. These injuries occur because these body parts are exposed. Severely broken bones can require many surgeries to correct. Repair may also include rods, pins and continuous physical therapy. You will need a settlement that will take care of your future medical expenses so you don’t have to pay out of pocket for continued treatment.

Skin Injuries

Heavy gear that protects the skin is always a good idea when riding. Knee pads, heavy jackets and pants can help protect the rider if an accident occurs, but there is still the possibility for injury. Road rash, or very severe abrasions can occur when a rider is thrown from the motorcycle. The rider’s body will skid across pavement, gravel or other surfaces scraping the skin because of the friction. Skin injury of this nature is dangerous because infection can happen very quickly because of bacteria and debris that may be left behind in the wound. These types of abrasions can also cause nerve damage when the nerves are severed or scraped away. Skin injury is a slow process of recovery and special precautions must be taken in order to keep infection at bay.

Motorcycle enthusiasts know the risks they take when they ride. However, they still have the same rights on the road as other motorists. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Skip McManes at McManes Law (770) 645-8801. He has been working with personal injury cases for over 23 years and knows how personal injury law works. Contact Skip at www.mcmaneslaw.com. You can also reach the office via phone by calling 770-645-8801 or Toll Free at 866-612-2481. Consultations on your case are always free.

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