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Motorcycle Accidents

Even if you’re not seriously injured, a motorcycle accident can be a traumatic event

Motorcycle accident victims sustain greater injuries than their car injury counter-parts because of the speed and forces involved and the fact that motorcycle riders are not surrounded by a car or truck’s frame and body.

Speed is a leading factor

In many cases, motorcycle accidents are the fault of the car driver, not the motorcyclist. According to CBC News, the number of motorcyclists killed in crashes increased in 2018. At Hughes and Company, our skilled injury lawyers will be on your side to protect you legally. 

The following is the list of the most common motorcycle injuries:

Injury #1: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

TBI occurs when an external force injures the brain. In the case of a motorcycle accident, it can be colliding with another vehicle or being thrown from a motorcycle. TBI often results in brain swelling or bleeding in the brain tissue.

The injury lawyer from Hughes and Company will represent you and make sure you get the compensation you deserve for having a brain injury.

Injury #2: Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury is a devastating injury that can result in partial or total paralysis. Less severe injuries may include nerve damage that causes chronic problems.

Injury #3: Fractures

A motorcycle accident can easily result in a broken bone. Motorcycle leather protection may help to prevent this type of injury, but not always. Depending on the fracture severity, there is a risk of suffering a permanent injury for a motorcyclist.