Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycles are one of the more popular options to get around the Nashville area, and motorcyclists have every right to be on the road as other drivers in larger cars and trucks. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are growing in number almost annually, and as a result more victims are suffering devastating injuries. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our team of personal injury attorneys is here to advocate for your claims after a motorcycle accident. Call or contact the office today to schedule a free consultation.
Head & Facial Trauma
Some of the most common injuries seen in a motorcycle accident are head and facial trauma, even when a motorcyclist and their passenger are wearing safety helmets. These injuries occur when a motorcyclist’s head or face is struck by the other vehicle, the roadway, or a stationary object near the crash like a utility pole or tree. Head and facial trauma can include skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, fractured jaw, missing teeth, a broken nose, and lacerations to the face.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are also common, especially if the motorcyclist is crushed or thrown from their motorcycle. A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord inside the vertebrae of the back is crushed or severed. It can lead to paralysis below the point of injury in addition to other complications.
Broken, or fractured, bones are also a common injury in motorcycle accidents. Broken bones often occur because of the lack of protection that a motorcyclist has from the impact of the other vehicle. The force of the crash is enough to break bones in the head, face, neck, arms, shoulders, legs, and more. Depending on the type of break, medical treatment can range from a simple cast to multiple surgeries that require metal pins and plates to set the bones.
Lacerations and Road Rash
Lacerations and road rash are also common even when a motorcyclist is wearing the proper gear for riding. Lacerations are another word for cuts that can happen in an accident. Oftentimes, motorcycle lacerations are caused by shattered glass or broken parts of a vehicle. Road rash is a friction burn that causes painful skin abrasions when the skin scrapes across the roadway after a crash. It is critical that road rash is treated immediately after an accident to avoid serious infections.
Finally, motorcycle accidents routinely cause internal injuries that may not be immediately noticeable after a crash. These injuries can potentially be deadly if not treated right away by medical professionals. Internal injuries include internal bleeding as well as punctured, crushed, or ruptured organs. Surgery or other serious medical treatment is often required for internal injuries after a motorcycle accident.
Call or Contact Our Office Today
Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident? If so, you need the experienced Nashville motorcycle accident attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates advocating for your claims. Call the office or contact us to schedule a free consultation of your case today.