California Motorcycle Accident Attorney Talks about Injuries

By May 31, 2010 January 19th, 2018 Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

With over 4 million motorcycles registered in the United States, it is clear that for those who love to ride, they are willing to risk the potential for injury. Statistics, as well as common sense, tells us that if you are involved in a motorcycle accident that the chance that you will suffer injury is great. With nothing between you and the road, or another car, you are likely to make direct contact with the road or another hard object. No airbags to soften the blow. Unfortunately, how safety conscious YOU are may not be as important as whether the other drivers on the road are watching out for you. Accident statistics tell us that well over half of the two vehicle accidents that involve a motorcycle are actually the fault of the person driving the passenger vehicle. What this means is that you can be obeying all traffic rules, wearing the proper reflective clothing and be an experienced biker and someone may still simply not see you and cause an accident. Motorcycle accidents, when they happen, can cause serious injuries. One of the most common injuries in a motorcycle accident is a head concussion or a traumatic brain injury. A concussion is a type of brain injury that is usually caused by a blow to the head and generally results in unconsciousness. A concussion can normally be treated easily and the patient may just need to go home and rest for a day or two. A traumatic brain injury, on the other hand, can have serious and lifelong consequences. That same blow to the head can cause the brain to become severely damaged. Many people think that a person must lose consciousness for there to be a serious injury. This is not so. You could be suffering from a serious brain injury after a motorcycle accident and not be aware of it. Wearing an approved helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 40%. Broken bones or joints are another common motorcycle accident injury. The most common breakages are the shoulder and the pelvis. Not surprisingly, when you collide with a hard surface, whether that is the road or another vehicle, your bones or joints can only withstand so much blunt force trauma before they snap. Road rash, or soft tissue injuries are also common injuries from a motorcycle accident. Some of these can be just minor surface scrapes, but others can be deep and leave serious scars. Road rash is what happens when exposed skin scrapes along the road during a collision. Wearing leather clothing or other protective gear can help reduce the risk or the severity of road rash in the event of an accident. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in the State of California and you believe that the accident was caused, in whole or in part, by the negligence of the other driver (or drivers), then you may have a valid California personal injury claim. If someone else was responsible for your injuries, then you may be able to receive compensation for those injuries – including money to repair your bike. Contact the motorcycle accident law firm of Ledger & Associates for a free detailed evaluation of your case. They can be reached at 1-800-300-0001 or visit them online at