There is nothing quite like tying up a pair of boots, putting on a pair of leather gloves, zipping up a leather jacket, slipping on a helmet and jumping on the ol’ iron horse for a ride. An open road and a motorcycle go hand in hand and the freedom that comes with an autumn ride is an exhilarating experience.
Nothing but air and the clothes on your back separate a rider from the road. It is a feeling unmatched by other modes of transportation but those exact circumstances can make motorcycle riding so dangerous.
There are no seatbelts, no airbags and no metal separating a rider from the asphalt. In the event of a collision, the only safety riders have are the clothes they wear and the helmet on their head. Unfortunately, that may not be enough to prevent injury.
When motorcycle accidents do not result in something as severe as death, the injuries riders sustain can still be catastrophic. Here is a list of common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents:
- Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – a TBI comes as the result of a severe blow to the head, which can result in a skull fracture. Symptoms like nausea and dizziness can indicate brain trauma.
- Spinal Cord Injury – these types of injuries can be debilitating and life-altering. Paralysis is often times the outcome following a spinal cord injury.
- Road Rash – many believe road rash is just a few scrapes and bruises but in reality road rash can be much worse. Improperly treated road rash can lead to skin irritations, infections, and surface nerve damage. Skin grafts are often used to treat road rash.
- Fractured/Broken Bones – when a rider hits the pavement during a motorcycle accident, the force could result in broken limbs or disfigurement.
It is never easy to be in a motorcycle accident, especially when it is not your fault. Unfortunately for motorcyclists, other motorists on the road simply do not give enough attention to motorcycles. This can result in horrific accidents, especially on highways and the like.
Every once in awhile, a rider might also fall victim to an accident due to the motorcycle itself. A defective part could be fatal to a rider, and if not, the injuries sustained could be life-altering.
Contact an Aggressive NJ Motorcycle Crash Attorney Today
If you are a New Jersey motorcycle rider who has sustained an injury following a motorcycle accident you should contact an experienced lawyer immediately. The team at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have over 25 years of experience when it comes to motorcycle litigation. Contact our office at 877-423-4878 for a free consultation and begin building your case today.
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