Motorcyclists are at a higher risk for serious injuries in an accident than traditional motorists. This is because motorcycles offer significantly less protection than cars or trucks, and as such, even the best protective gear on the market may not be enough to prevent catastrophic injuries.
Learn the most common injuries that motorcyclists experience on the road.
Common Motorcyclist Injuries
Motorcyclists are four times more likely to suffer serious injuries than drivers or passengers in cars. Some of the most common motorcyclist injuries include the following:
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Broken bones or fractures
Injuries requiring amputation
Reducing the Likelihood of a Motorcycle Accident and Injury
While most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers, there are some measures you can take as a motorcyclist to reduce your chances of an accident and injury, including the following:
Always wear your helmet.
Avoid riding in bad weather.
Be particularly alert when changing lanes or crossing an intersection.
Ride at the posted speed limit.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? We’re Here to Help
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, our Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys are here to help. We understand the serious, life-changing injuries that motorcyclists suffer, often due to another motorist’s negligence.
We encourage you to contact Bandas Law Firm today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we may assist you.