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Injuries Commonly Suffered in New Jersey Motorcycle Accidents

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 10, 2016

Motorcycles offer a thrilling way to transport yourself through the New Jersey landscape, but the reality of being on the back of one is that you simply aren’t as protected as you would be in a vehicle. This is why it’s so difficult to come away from a motorcycle accident completely unscathed. Though motorcyclists tend to be more prone to suffering severe trauma and even death than a motorist is, there is actually a wide range of injuries that riders might endure when they’re involved in a collision.

Though it’s not always possible to avoid an accident because of the negligent actions of other drivers, wearing protective clothing and practicing defensive driving at all times can help to decrease the seriousness of the situation. As a motorcyclist, knowing what some of the most common injuries are can help you be better prepared to take precautions while out on the road. Here are the most common injuries reported in New Jersey motorcycle accidents:

Road Rash: The hard pavement is the first thing a motorcyclist is likely to come into contact with after an accident. If the skin is not properly covered and has been left vulnerable, it’s probable that this contact will lead to road rash. This is when the skin suffers from burns, lacerations, and abrasions, giving it the potential to become infected.
• Broken Bones: Motorcyclists frequently experience broken bones after being thrown from their bike in a collision. Because the entire body hits the ground, fractures can occur anywhere from head to toe, making it hard to resume normal activities.
• Head Injury: The importance of helmets is stressed when riding a motorcycle because of how many traumatic brain injuries are caused from the impact of striking the ground. The effects of head injuries vary from skull fractures and concussions to hemorrhaging, paralysis and fatality.
• Spinal Damage: Injury to the spinal cord is also found to be prevalent in motorcycle accidents. Spinal damage can be particularly devastating like head injuries, permanently altering the rest of the motorcyclist’s life. In addition, these types of injuries usually produce very costly medical bills.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation from the responsible driver. The best way to ensure you get the award amount you truly deserve is to have experienced legal representation. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have successfully worked with many clients to recover damages. We can be reached at (609) 240-0040.

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