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Common Injuries that Occur As a Result of Motorcycle Accidents

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.

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