Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
When the weather is warm, many Connecticut residents enjoy taking their motorcycles out for a ride. It is only natural to assume that during this time, with an increased number of bikes on the road, that your chances of being involved in a Connecticut motorcycle accident are higher.
Given the structure of a bike and the general lack of occupant protection that they offer, motorcycle accident injuries are usually severe and debilitating.
If you or a loved one has suffered any of the common motorcycle accident injuries listed below, you may be eligible for legal recourse to recover losses related to your accident, which can also include compensation for any damage to your motorcycle or other personal belongings affected in the collision.
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Primary Injury Types
Broken Bones and Fractures
Fractures and broken bones are the most common types of injuries in motorcycle wrecks. When a biker is thrown from the motorcycle, chances are the rider will at the very least suffer a broken bone or fracture.
Fractures have been known to take years to completely heal and broken bones usually result in expensive medical bills and other expenses related to the rehabilitation of the victim.
Any unprotected skin that hits the pavement when a rider is thrown from their bike will be injured. By wearing proper gear, such as boots and a riding jacket, motorcyclists can limit the severity of this type of injury in the event of an accident.
The term “road rash” refers to skin and bone abrasions of unprotected skin and usually leaves accident victims with life-long scars and skin-grafting procedures that can require a patient to be in the hospital for weeks at a time.
Disfigurement injuries generally refer to facial damage. When a motorcyclist does not wear equipment to protect his or her face, facial scarring and tooth damage often results after a wreck. Serious disfigurement injuries can require painful and expensive plastic surgery. Tooth damage usually requires oral surgery in addition to plastic surgery.
If surgery is not an option, motorcycle accident victims may be forced to endure facial scarring for the rest of their lives.
Back and Neck Injuries
Neck and back injuries are usually very severe, often resulting in spinal cord injury. If the spinal cord is injured, motorcycle accident victims can become permanently disabled or paralyzed. The impact of a back or neck injury usually depends on the location of the injury, the severity of the accident, and whether the entire spinal cord has sustained damage.
Brain damage injuries can range in severity from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Connecticut motorcycle wrecks often involve some degree of head trauma. Connecticut motorcyclists are not required to wear a helmet if they are over the age of 18.
Serious brain injuries can drastically reduce the accident victim’s quality of life, often affecting their ability to live independently and in tragic cases, a traumatic brain injury can result in the wrongful death of a motorcycle accident victim.
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Unfortunately, most individuals who have suffered an injury in a Connecticut motorcycle crash were not harmed by their own actions, but rather, were injured through the negligence of another driver sharing the road.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident that was caused through the actions of another, you may be eligible to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages associated with the accident.
With our primary office located in Hartford, we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims throughout the state of Connecticut, including Bridgeport, Hamden, Manchester, New London, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, and many other towns and cities.
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