Being involved in a crash when you’re on a motorcycle can have catastrophic consequences. It’s possible to suffer a host of injuries. Some of these can be fatal. Others can dramatically change the course of your life.
It’s possible that any area of the body can suffer an injury in this type of wreck. Road rash, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are just some that are possible.
What areas of the body are most likely to be injured?
The leg and foot areas are the most commonly injured in motorcycle crashes. These account for around 30% of all injuries in non-fatal crashes. Following closely behind is the neck and head area, which comprises around 22% of all injuries. Third on the list is the upper trunk area, which is followed by the arms and hands and finally the lower trunk area.
Injuries in any of these areas can range from minor to severe, so it’s best that you undergo an evaluation to determine what’s wrong and to get a treatment plan. There’s a chance that you’ll have to take off work while you heal, which have a negative impact on your income.
If you’re struck by a vehicle while you’re riding a motorcycle, be sure that you get medical care for your injuries. You may also opt to pursue a claim for compensation. This can help to cover the damages that you’re dealing with because of the wreck. Your attorney can help you to determine what damages to claim, but be sure you do this swiftly because time limits apply.