Multiple different injuries may affect a person who is hurt in a motorcycle wreck. These can include soft and hard injuries.
Hard injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Brain trauma and
- Second and third-degree burns.
Broken bones are extremely common for motorcycle accident victims, including fractures of the wrist and the pelvis. Furthermore, internal bleeding is very common and this can lead to trauma to one or more of the motorcyclist’s organs.
Hard injuries carry a risk of lifelong medical care and missed time at work. While each situation is unique and while every victim should be evaluated by a doctor, there are many people who have suffered hard injuries in motorcycle accidents and had their lives changed significantly. The expenses can rack up quickly for proper treatment of hard injuries from a motorcycle accident.
Second and third degree burns are also extremely common because of exposure to the motorcycle exhaust, manifold and motorcycle engine. The average temperature of a running motorcycle is approximately 230 degrees. When a car strikes a motorcyclist, and knocks that person off his or her bike, the only thing between a rider’s skin and the block of an engine is the pants or leather chaps worn. This is often not enough to stop a victim from sustaining second and third degree burns.
Hard injuries in a motorcycle accident should prompt you to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer immediately. There are many different things that need to be considered in the management of an injury case including evaluation of your eligibility to come forward with a legal suit.
Since 1992, our personal injury attorneys at the Pines Salomon Injury Lawyers, APC. have been fighting for the people. Now, when those injured in motorcycle & car accidents need financial help, or for the families that need to know that the loss of a loved one could have been prevented, there is a personal injury law firm in San Diego that is on their side.
If you or a family member has been injured, call the lawyers at Pines Salomon Injury Lawyers, APC. There’s never been a better time than right now to speak to a personal injury attorney—FREE of charge. Call us at 858-551-2090 or request a free consultation online today!
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines