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Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents

Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents

We already know that motorcycle accidents can be one of the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents because the rider is left without much protection other than the gear they wear. Still, a major collision can lead to serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries.

Because there are so many potential injuries that people can sustain after a motorcycle accident, it is crucial that you recognize your rights to pursue compensation. This allows you to properly recover without having to worry about your finances.

Even with a Helmet, Head Injuries Can Occur

While many motorcyclists use helmets—and rightfully so—they can only go so far in protecting riders when a crash occurs. Helmets can help to prevent external trauma, but if the motorcyclist’s head makes contact with the ground following a collision, there is the possibility of a serious brain injury. These can include concussions, brain bleeds, and more.

A Motorcycle Accident Can Mean Spine and Spinal Cord Damages

Any time a motorcyclist is involved in a collision with a larger vehicle, the lack of protection leads to exposure to his or her back and neck. No matter the situation, a motorcycle accident can result in paralysis, which significantly limits mobility and requires lifelong care.

How Do Burns Occur In Motorcycle Accidents?

Most people don’t know it, but motorcycle accidents are the most common causes of friction burns—which occur as a result of rubbing of the skin on a surface, such as asphalt. This is referred to as road rash and can result in the loss of multiple layers of skin, as well as infection and other potential issues.

Our San Jose motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you fully understand your rights every step of the way, guiding you through the complex legal process and helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Trust that our team at Caputo & Van Der Walde aims to fight on your behalf. When large corporations try to take advantage of your vulnerable situation, we will be there to give you the voice you need to pursue justice and compensation.

For a free consultation, we encourage you to call today at (800) 900-0863.