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Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

by | Jul 23, 2021 | Firm News

Are you the unfortunate victim of a motorcycle accident? Are you suffering from injuries you received and are unsure of what to do to seek retribution? A Las Vegas motorcycle accident injury attorney from the law firm of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright can come to your aid to ensure you are compensated fairly for your injuries.

Your insurance company should help, but often their focus is on their profits and not on you. They may deny your settlement entirely or make a low and unfair offer.

The help of a Las Vegas motorcycle accident injury lawyer is needed. They will review your settlement offer, pursue a higher settlement, or take the matter to court if the insurance company refuses to settle.

Nevada Motorcycle Accident Statistics

In 2021, there have been four deaths involving motorcycles compared to five last year in Las Vegas.

But in past years, over 1,000 motorcycles were involved in traffic altercations in Nevada. Of these, 172 caused only property damage, 822 caused physical injuries and 48 involved fatalities.

Comparing accidents involving motorcycles and accidents involving four-door cars shows that motorcycle accidents are more likely to cause serious injury and death, with 79% of motorcycle accidents resulting in injuries and 4.6% fatalities.  However, in accidents involving a four-door sedan, 37% resulted in injuries, and 0.25% were fatal.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic as any part of the body can be injured.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a study that showed the most fatal and incapacitating injuries are sustained when the front of the motorcycle is the point of impact. Here are some additional injuries commonly suffered by motorcycle riders:

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

The NHTSA conducted another study that showed that over 104,000 motorcyclists hurt in traffic crashes, 21% of riders not wearing helmets suffered TBIs. Traumatic brain injury accounted for 54% of the riders who did not survive the accidents.

Spinal Cord Injuries

If the spinal cord is injured from the impact of an accident, the result can be paraplegia or quadriplegia. This type of catastrophic injury usually results in permanent disability for the injured victim.

Lower-Extremity Injuries

An NHTSA study revealed that lower-extremity injuries in motorcycle accidents happen to riders more frequently than other types of injury. The most common type of lower-extremity injuries happen on the legs, with bone fractures more common than soft-tissue injuries.

Internal Injuries

Internal bleeding and damage to internal organs are caused by blunt-force trauma, which is a blow from a hard object that does not break the skin, or causes penetration trauma, from broken glass or debris.

Fractures

Motorcycles are not stable when upright and often fall over in an accident. An accident happens quickly, and the rider’s leg can be under the bike if it falls. Arms and wrists can be fractured when riders attempt to catch themselves to break a fall.

Road Rash

If a rider makes contact with the surface of the road during a crash, skin abrasions called “road rash” can occur. Road rash injuries range from mild to serious, prompting immediate medical attention as they are highly susceptible to serious infection and permanent scarring.

What Can a Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can For You?

It can be a struggle to get fairly compensated after a severe motorcycle accident. After all the suffering you’ve been through, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the costs you’ve accrued. It’s difficult to measure the losses or damages without the proper tools. Because of this, you may need to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Las Vegas to get the settlement you deserve.

The Damages A LV Motorcycle Accident Attorney Will Fight To Get You

Ensure you get all you are entitled to by retaining the services of a Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer from Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright.

Economic Damages

When injured in a motorcycle accident, it may be expensive to recover. Economic damages should cover all financial losses, such as lost wages, medical bills, and property damage.

Non-Economic Damages

Pain and suffering are invisible, but you can still receive compensation for it. As these damages require special tools to calculate, don’t wait to speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer from Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright.

Punitive Damages

These damages are used to punish and deter the wrongdoer from future careless behavior and are not meant to compensate you. These damages are only offered when the at-fault party tried to harm you or was excessively reckless.

If you have been in a motorcycle accident and were injured, contact the legal professionals at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright today. You will be glad you did.

 

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