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The most prevalent injuries motorcyclists suffer in crashes

Some would say that motorcycle riding is a calling. Those who enjoy riding understand that call and understand the risks that go with it. That vulnerability goes with the territory, and as someone who enjoys riding, you may take as much care as possible to avoid injury.

However, you can't control the actions of other drivers on the road. Whether they don't see you or otherwise act negligently, you could end up suffering serious injuries. In fact, many motorcyclists suffer similar injuries that could have a profound impact on the rest of their lives.

What injuries do motorcyclists suffer most often?

As you can imagine, you can take as many precautions as possible, but the fact remains that you lack the same protections as those in the passenger compartments of other vehicles. You could suffer one of the following injuries common to those who ride motorcycles:

  • Road rash: When you make contact with the road in an accident, you could end up with a serious skin abrasion called road rash. There are three degrees depending on the severity, you could need immediate medical attention. Even a full recovery could leave you with scars.
  • Fractured bones: Slamming into the ground, another vehicle or even your motorcycle during an accident could cause fractured or broken bones. Depending on the severity, you could end up out of work for a significant amount of time. Broken legs may be the most common, but you could suffer fractures or breaks to wrists, ankles, pelvis or shoulder. Many of these injuries will heal well, but if they don't, you could have lifelong issues.
  • Head injuries: A traumatic brain injury can change your life forever. Even if you don't suffer debilitating after effects that prevent you from returning to your normal life, you could suffer lifelong issues that interfere with your activities and work duties.

Of course, these aren't the only debilitating injuries you could suffer. For instance, a spinal cord injury may take you off the road for a substantial amount of time as well.

Searching for compensation

When you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist, you may be able to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. If a Georgia court rules that the other party caused your injuries, you could receive an award of damages to help with the financial losses associated with the crash and your injuries.

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