Although riding a motorcycle provides more physical freedom to the rider
than a car does to a driver, accidents involving motorcycles often result
in much greater injuries than those that occur in car accidents. Of course,
this is due to the lack of protection and coverage that a motorcycle provides
in comparison to that of a passenger vehicle. For this reason, when a
motorcyclist collides with another motorist, the rider takes the brunt
of the injuries.
Michigan statistics state that in one year, nearly 3,000 motorcycle crashes
occur, 75% of which result in bodily injury and 25% of which only result
in property damage. Although damages that occur to the motorcycle are
repairable, persons that suffer injuries in these types of accidents are
at risk for a lifetime of complications and medical expenses.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common
injuries that occurred in
motorcycle accidents over a 7-year timespan include the following:
- Injuries to the foot and leg areas account for roughly 30% of injuries
- Injuries to the head and neck areas account for roughly 22% of injuries
- Injuries to the chest, shoulder, and back account for roughly 20% of injuries
- Injuries to the arm and the hand areas account for roughly 18% of injuries
- Injuries to the pelvis and hip areas account for roughly 8% of injuries
Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states
that dislocations, fractures, lacerations, tendon damage, ligament damage,
vein damage, artery injuries, and severe crushing are amongst the most
common, specific types of injuries that occur in such accidents.
Harmed in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Goodman Acker P.C.
If you were involved in a crash while riding a motorcycle and believe another
person should be held responsible for your injuries and medical expenses,
we urge you to contact
our Detroit motorcycle accident lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. right away. We can help you pursue the monetary
compensation you deserve by examining your case and forming a strong defense
on your behalf. When you need aggressive legal advocacy on your side of
the courtroom, get in touch with our firm right away. We can stand by
your side from start to finish.
Call a Detroit motorcycle accident attorney or
fill out a case evaluation form online. We have the knowledge and skills it takes to safeguard your future.