A motorcyclist has little protection in the event of an accident, which exposes him to the risk of a variety of injuries. In a typical accident, a motorcyclist may suffer from the following injuries:
Fractures or broken bones are the most common injuries in a motorcycle accident. Typically, the motorcyclist may suffer fractures of the lower extremities, including leg, knee, ankle, and foot fractures. Fractures can also involve the arms and hands
Head injuries are not the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents, but they have some of the most catastrophic consequences. A head injury can lead to a brain injury, even when there has been no penetration of the skull. These injuries typically have a long-term impact, and may impair the person’s mental, emotional, psychological and cognitive functioning.
Road rash refers to abrasions that occur when the skin comes into contact with the road asphalt. These injuries may result in cuts and open wounds, and these injuries can become infected with debris from the road. These injuries have the potential to leave scars behind. To determine whether you’re eligible for compensation for road rash, speak to a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer.
All of these injuries have the potential to keep a person off his feet, in bed, and in recovery for many months. There are also some injuries like head injuries that have the ability to affect a person's earning potential in the years ahead.
Therefore, your motorcycle accident claim must include damages not just for short-term expenses, but also for expenses that you may expect to incur in the months ahead as well. To identify all the types of damages that you may be eligible for in a claim, speak to a Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer.