Internal injuries are common in motorcycle crashes

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2022 | Car accidents

For bike enthusiasts, nothing offers a more exhilarating and adrenaline-filled ride. However, even the most skilled rider is prone to accidents, especially when a driver is negligent. Unfortunately, bikers bear the brunt of such crashes due to the lack of safety features like airbags or even the cage of steel found in closed cars. 

In these kinds of accidents, riders bear most of the impact, and internal injuries are commonplace. Recovery for these kinds of injuries involves extended stays in the hospital and extensive rehabilitation.

Common internal injuries in motorcycle accidents

The head is the most susceptible body part in motorcycle crashes. That’s why safety experts insist on always wearing a certified helmet. However, in high-speed accidents, even the strongest helmet can only do so much to protect you from serious head injuries like severe concussions or traumatic brain injuries.

Additionally, when the momentum of the crash throws a rider off their bike and onto the hard road surface, they are likely to fracture or break bones. Organ damage is also a real possibility when that happens. For example, a broken bone can pierce an organ leading to internal bleeding.

Getting justice after a motorcycle crash

Internal injuries may not be so apparent after the crash, but it does not mean they are any less serious. In fact, delayed medical attention among victims may complicate treatment. 

The hospital bills may run high, not to mention other associated damages such as missed wages or pain and suffering caused by your injuries. Therefore, it is necessary that you are aware of the steps you need to take in pursuing compensation and ensuring you get justice. Accidents can happen at any time, especially during the summer, and you need to prepare for such unexpected occurrences.