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Nearly 80 percent of all motorcycle accidents result in some kind of injury. In many cases, these accidents are the fault of the car driver, not the motorcyclist.  If injured, the motorcyclist should contact a skilled Virginia motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, motorcyclists have little-to-no protection in an accident. Motorcyclists can reduce the risks of injury, however, by exercising reasonable care in anticipating another motorists’ conduct, conducting a safety check of their motorcycle, not riding at certain times, and by wearing protective clothing to minimize injuries.

The following is a list of the top 5 motorcycle accident injuries:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Colliding with another vehicle or being thrown from a motorcycle can expose the motorcyclist to severe head trauma, especially if he or she is not wearing a helmet. A severe blow can produce a traumatic brain injury or TBI, which often results in brain swelling or an intracerebral hemorrhage, which is bleeding in the brain tissue.

Even seemingly mild trauma can lead to a brain injury. Symptoms of a brain injury include:

  • Repeated vomiting
  • Convulsions
  • An inability to awaken
  • Headaches
  • Pupil dilation
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination 

Victims of severe TBI can suffer significant cognitive changes in memory, learning, recognition, and other social deficits. Neurological complications from a severe TBI include speech, vision, and hearing problems; weakness in one part of the body; and problems with balance, walking, or the normal use of one’s limbs.

Motorcyclists with severe TBI may be unable to return to their usual occupation or to work at all. Long term care and rehabilitation may be necessary, which can cost substantial sums of money.

A mild TBI can include periodic headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, mood changes, difficulty sleeping, and fatigue that can be temporary. Moderate TBI symptoms include chronic headaches and nausea and varying degrees of changes in memory, vision, hearing, concentration, and mood or temperament. Motorcycle accident victims with moderate TBI may also have difficulties returning to work or to a normal life without considerable treatment and rehabilitation.

Spinal Injuries

One of the more devastating injuries suffered in Virginia motorcycle accidents is injury to the spinal cord, a real danger when being thrown from a motorcycle at a high speed or when colliding with a 3,000 pound vehicle. Injuries can result in partial or total paralysis, requiring long term or permanent care. Less severe injuries can include disc and nerve damage that can affect one or more limbs and cause chronic back problems that surgery may or may not relieve.

Fractures

A collision or being thrown from a motorcycle can easily result in a broken bone. Wearing gloves and leather clothing may prevent a fracture in some cases. Facial fractures can occur if a full-face helmet is not worn. Depending on the severity of the fracture, a motorcyclist can suffer a permanent injury in some cases.

Disfigurement

By not wearing protective clothing like a helmet, leather jacket, boots, and pants, a motorcyclist risks permanent scarring or disfigurement from lacerations on contacting the roadway or pavement. A loss of a limb can occur from a severe fracture or from a crush injury.

Road Rash

One of the less severe injuries is road rash. Leather or denim clothing, along with gloves and boots, may minimize this type of injury, but being thrown suddenly from a bike even at a low speed can produce severe lacerations, abrasions, and burns. Although most of these injuries are relatively minor, they can become infected if not properly treated.

If you've suffered injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident in Virginia, you need knowledgeable and experienced Virginia motorcycle accident attorneys on your side because motorcycle accidents can raise unique issues The lawyers at Weiner, Spivey & Miller have represented many motorcyclists who have been injured by other motorists.  We believe people who have been injured should have their questions answered so they can make good decisions. For a free consultation please contact the personal injury attorneys of Weiner Spivey & Miller at 703-273-9500 or send us an email at info@wsminjurylaw.com to learn if you have a personal injury case.

 


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