Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents

At Jim Glaser Law, we understand the thrill and freedom that come with riding a motorcycle, but we also know the risks. Motorcycle accidents can result in severe, sometimes fatal injuries due to the exposed nature of the ride. If you’ve suffered from a motorcycle accident, know that Jim Glaser Law offers free case reviews to help you understand your rights and potential paths to compensation. Reach out today at (617) 906-8775 to get the support you deserve.

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Motorcycle Accident Injuries Are Often Severe, Sometimes Deadly 

The inherent design of motorcycles, offering minimal protection compared to enclosed vehicles, significantly increases the severity of injuries in the event of an accident. These injuries often lead to substantial medical expenses, lost wages, or even permanent disability, alongside considerable emotional distress. At Jim Glaser Law, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured on motorcycles. As experienced lawyers for motorcycle accidents, we have a proven track record of successfully resolving claims and are here to support you through every step of your recovery journey. Discover the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents that we encounter, and consider reaching out for a personalized case review.

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Broken or Fractured Bones

Motorcycle accidents frequently result in broken or fractured bones, with riders often sustaining injuries to their arms, wrists, legs, and feet. The force of impact during a crash can cause riders to be thrown from their bikes, leading to direct collisions with the road, other vehicles, or stationary objects. These types of injuries can range from simple fractures requiring minimal treatment to complex breaks necessitating surgery and extensive rehabilitation.

Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most serious outcomes of motorcycle accidents. Even with the protection of a helmet, riders can suffer concussions, seizures, or even fall into comas. Wearing a helmet significantly reduces the risk of TBIs but cannot completely eliminate the danger posed by high-impact collisions.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries from motorcycle accidents can have life-altering consequences, including partial or complete paralysis. The dynamics of a motorcycle crash can thrust riders into positions that severely damage the spinal cord, leading to a range of mobility and sensory issues. The road to recovery is often long and fraught with challenges, so it is important to work alongside expert legal and medical assistance.

Internal Organ Damage

The impact of a motorcycle crash can cause significant internal organ damage, which may not be immediately apparent but can be deadly. Injuries to the abdomen and chest can lead to complications with vital organs such as the liver, kidneys, and lungs. Prompt medical attention is crucial, as is legal support to address the ensuing financial burdens.

Road Rash

Road rash occurs when a rider’s skin scrapes across the pavement, resulting in painful abrasions that can range from mild to severe. Staying safe on motorcycles includes wearing protective gear over arms, legs, and other exposed body parts to minimize the risk of road rash. Proper attire can make a significant difference in the outcome of an accident.

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in death than other types of motor vehicle accidents. The year 2021 marked the highest number of motorcycle fatalities nationwide since records began in 1975, highlighting a growing concern for rider safety. The loss of life in these circumstances is a devastating blow to families and communities.

Our Massachusetts Motorcycle Injury Attorneys Can Help

Attorney Jim Glaser and his team are committed to serving motorcycle accident victims and their families in Massachusetts, offering expert legal guidance and support. By thoroughly investigating who and what caused the accident, our firm is dedicated to uncovering the truth, establishing liability, and securing the maximum settlement for your injuries. With a deep understanding of the common injuries from motorcycle accidents and the challenges faced by motorcycle accident victims, Jim Glaser Law stands ready to fight for justice and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.