What is the Most Common Motorcycle Injury?
Motorcyclists appreciate the freedom and relaxation that a ride down the highway can bring. They also understand the practical benefits that come with riding a motorcycle around town. Unfortunately, a motorcyclist knows all too well that a painful injury can happen in an instant – sometimes due to someone else’s negligence.
The motorcycle injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group can help a victim recover after a motorcycle accident. Of course, there are many types of injuries a victim may experience. Here, we will discuss the most common motorcycle injury. Nonetheless, our knowledge on this particular topic can be applied to other motorcycle injuries as well.
If you or a loved one has experienced a motorcycle accident injury, we can help. Please get in touch with the personal injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group. You can call us at 800-706-3000 or fill out our online form to speak with one of our attorneys.
Why the Possibility of a Motorcycle Injury is High
A motorcycle provides its rider with a unique experience. It is the sharp contrast between freedom and enclosure. However, the openness that the motorcyclist feels can be a mixed blessing.
In the case of a motorcycle accident, unrestricted exposure to the outside world is one reason for greater risk of serious injury. An enclosed vehicle offers more protection in a collision or impact with something on the road. A bump or clash that could be minor or even unnoticeable in a car can be the catalyst to a horrific injury for a motorcyclist.
One study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) made this observation. Someone riding a motorcycle may be 26 times more likely to die and 5 times more likely to be hurt than persons riding in a car at the time of an accident.
The Most Common Type of Motorcycle Injury
Injuries to a motorcyclist depend on a variety of factors. However, studies performed by the NHTSA indicate that there are some types of injuries more common among motorcycle riders. Specifically, the lower extremities of the human body are most likely to receive injuries in an accident on a motorcycle.
Why are the legs and feet most prone to injuries in a motorcycle accident? It is due to their close proximity to the motorcycle itself and the road beneath. Additionally, even in what we might refer to as a “less intense accident,” the lower half of the body can sustain injuries since there are only inches between you and a potentially dangerous surface.
In a severe accident, the legs and feet of the rider can come into direct contact with another vehicle. The resulting injuries could be catastrophic. It would be similar if the rider’s feet or legs collided with a stationary object.
Even when the motorcyclist can manage to avoid a full collision, the resulting injuries of an accident can be serious. For example, if the rider may attempt to adjust his body in order to reduce the intensity of a collision. In such a case, he might move hastily and clumsily, and his legs could be burned by parts of the engine.
Additionally, if the motorcyclist is able to successfully evade a severe crash, he or she could possibly still lose balance. As a result, the motorcycle could fall over, and the weight of the motorcycle could crush or break the rider’s feet and legs.
Of course, the motorcyclist could avoid being crushed by the bike in the accident. However, he or she could be thrown from the bike and suffer severe road rash on the legs and feet. The fallen rider could also suffer deep lacerations and bruises from a hard fall.
There are many more possible scenarios in which you could injure your lower extremities. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, please contact an attorney. With the help of the legal team at Phillips Law Group, you can pursue receiving compensation for your motorcycle injuries.
How a Common Motorcycle Accident Injury Can Create Uncommon Problems
A motorcycle accident victim can experience severe injuries, even in seemingly minor collisions. The injuries could be long-lasting and cause a mountain of bills and debt.
Additionally, due to the injuries, it could be hard to get back to making money again. It may be that your ability to work is diminished or that you are forced to change jobs. Perhaps you are even prevented from returning to work entirely.
In all the situations described above and many others, it is imperative that you obtain the compensation your injuries, pain, and life adjustments require. There can be many obstacles to you getting the compensation you need, but receiving help from a skilled motorcycle accident attorney is crucial to your receiving the maximum restitution possible.
How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help You
When compensation is sought for injuries that result from a motorcycle accident, it can be met with opposition from the guilty parties. Additionally, insurance companies may attempt to sidestep responsibility if possible. They and the guilty party may attempt to assert that it is the motorcyclist who is responsible for the accident and injuries.
Their goal is to avoid being liable and, thereby, paying compensation. They hope to wear down the recuperating victim so that he or she either gives up entirely or accepts a deficient amount in restitution. The help of an attorney, though, can change their tune.
Regardless of how common your injuries may have been, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can fight persistently on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, countering the efforts of resistant insurance companies and guilty parties. While you focus on rest and recovery, let your lawyer diligently seek justice on your behalf.
Phillips Law Group Takes Seriously the Most Common Motorcycle Injury
Although something may be common, that does not mean that it is less important. Injuries to the legs and feet, though frequent, do not mean they should receive any less legal pursuit for compensation. Your full financial recovery is crucial and should not be left to chance.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group know this to be true. Our lawyers want you to receive fair treatment, whether your injury is common or one of a kind. As one of Arizona’s largest consumer law firms, we can use our legal clout to work hard and get you the compensation your motorcycle injury deserves.
If you are suffering from an injury resulting from a motorcycle accident, we can help. Please speak with the personal injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group. You can reach us at 800-706-3000 or fill out our online form to speak with one of our attorneys.
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