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Serious injuries can occur with motorcycle accidents

Many Houma, Louisiana, residents enjoy riding their motorcycles throughout town. Drivers need to be aware of these motorcycles whenever they are sharing the road. Motorcycle accident often cause very serious injuries.

When a person is involved in a motorcycle accident, the injuries suffered can be devastating. Because of the way motorcycle riders are exposed, they don’t have as much protection as those who are in cars or trucks. It is not surprising, then, that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 80% of accidents involving motorcycles result in injuries.

One common injury in motorcycle accidents are bone fractures. They can happen when a motorcycle falls over and the rider is underneath the motorcycle and gets a broken leg. Or a rider tries to break their fall and winds up with a broken wrist or arm. Shoulder and pelvis fractures are also common. Road rash is also a common injury. It can occur when a rider makes contact with the road. The skin abrasion can be mild to severe. Head injury is also a common injury and is the leading cause of death and disability in motorcycle accidents.

Those who are involved in a motorcycle accident can suffer from serious injuries and even death. If a rider or his family finds themselves in this situation, they may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in personal injury. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review police reports, and help the family get answers as to what happened. If the accident was caused by negligence, compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

Source:, “Common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents”, Stephanie Chandler, June 13, 2017