Motorcycle accidentsoften lead to severe injuries because motorcycles do not have seat belts, airbags or other safety protections like regular passenger vehicles. Riders are extremely vulnerable because motorcycles have no shell to reduce the impact of the crash.Motorcycle jackets, helmets and gloves are designed to protect the rider, but have limited effectiveness with collisions involving higher speeds and impact.
Generally, motorcycle injuries can include:
- Broken bones, particularly in the arms and legs
- Spine and back injuries, like quadriplegia or paraplegia
- Road rash
- Orthopedic problems, including torn ligaments
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Lost limbs
- Internal injuries
If you have reason to believe your accident and injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence, contact our office for a free, no obligation legal consultation
Generally, injuries and damages as a result of an auto vs. motorcycle accident could result in much more injuries and damages than auto vs auto accident. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) traffic accident rankings, California has one of the highest rate of motorcyclists injuriesand fatalities in the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also reports that motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than other traffic accident fatalities in 2014, across the U.S.