Motorcyclists are particularly at risk on the road because there is no physical barrier of protection in the event of a collision. While many things can be done to prevent serious injury, such as driving responsibly and wearing appropriate motorcycle gear, accidents can happen to anyone.
If you are a motorcyclist, it is always a good idea to read more into the hazards associated with the activity. You should also invest time into understanding how the law works so that you know your rights in the event of an accident. The following are some of the most common injuries experienced in motorcycle accidents.
Road rash and nerve damage
When the appropriate gear is not used when driving a motorcycle, a fall from the bike at a high speed can cause road rash. This is what happens when the friction between your body and the road severely injures your flesh. Road rash can lead to long-term nerve damage and chronic pain.
Internal injuries and organ damage
Often the impact of a motorcycle accident can mean that a person injures their internal organs. Internal bleeding can occur in this situation, and emergency medical attention will be needed. Long-term damage to the internal organs is often possible.
Traumatic brain injuries and neurological problems
Even if a motorcyclist feels fine after an accident, they may still have suffered a potentially serious head injury. It is important that they get a medical check-up to rule this out -- especially because long-term neurological problems can result.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Texas, it is important that you take action to establish fault and get the compensation that you deserve. Please explore our site to learn more about your options or contact our office directly to discuss your situation.