Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries


You will find riding your motorcycle as a hobby, commuter vehicle, or for work. But you’ll soon discover that riding a motorcycle has many advantages over driving a car or truck. You get to experience the outdoors, more maneuverability, find your inner peace and reap the health and fitness benefits of riding a motorcycle.

Although riding a motorcycle is fun, it’s actually more dangerous than driving a car. You don’t have a metal frame around your body to protect you and you are more difficult to see than other cars on the road. These are two factors that increase the likelihood of motorcycle accidents.

You know that riding a motorcycle is dangerous so you want to learn how to make your ride safer. You can avoid common injuries by knowing the causes of motorcycle accidents.

Safety is not a guarantee while you’re driving a vehicle. However, this makes it more important to control your actions. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is concerned about your safety so we have compiled a list of the most common motorcycle accidents injuries.

Most Common Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most frequent motorcycle injury is the lower leg fracture. A lower leg fracture is the most common type of motorcycle injury. However, the foot and leg are also the most common.

These include foot and ankle injuries, and road rash on the foot and leg. Other injuries that can be sustained in a motorcycle accident include:

  • Fractures of the arms, wrists, and hands
  • Road rash of wrists, arms, and hands
  • Back muscle injuries;
  • Neck muscle injuries;
  • Spinal injuries and fractures
  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Internal injuries like internal bleeding or organ damage.

These injuries are not uncommon in motorcycle accidents. All of these injuries are serious, but the most severe is any injury to your skull in a motorcycle crash.

This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an insurance claims attorney. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.

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