San Diego motorcycle accidents can be some of the most serious types of auto accidents. Injuries can be quite severe due to the fact that motorcycles offer little protection to a rider and can result in a debilitating injury. As a victim, you might be left unable to pay your medical bills and experience a loss in the quality of your life.

The five most common types of injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident include:

Spinal cord injuries: A spinal cord injury results when the vertebrae-protected cord is damaged. If the injury is serious enough, the spinal cord will be unable to transmit nerve impulses from the brain to the rest of the body and can leave a victim paralyzed and confined to a wheel chair. A victim may lose some function in their legs or end up completely paralyzed from the neck down.

Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a person’s head suffers a serious blow and sustains some level of head trauma. The most common type of TBI is a concussion. However, some TBIs can be more serious and severely reduce the quality of a person’s life. If you have suffered a blow to the head in a crash, you should look for TBI symptoms that include:

  • Loss of memory
  • Seizures
  • Cognitive fatigue
  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Inability to concentrate

Fractures: Most motorcycle accidents result in the rider being thrown from his or her bike. A collision with the ground, the other vehicle, or a stationary object can result in a fractured or broken bone. Whether the victim suffers a broken arm, wrist, or leg, the recovery process can be long and painful. In some cases, the broken bone may never completely heal. Fractures can also lead to damaged:

  • Tendons
  • Joints
  • Nerves

Disfigurement: In the terms of the facial area, disfigurement commonly occurs when a motorcyclist fails to wear the proper protective gear, such as a helmet, and can lead to permanent facial scarring, as well as teeth damage. Disfigurement often is accompanied with excruciating pain and can require plastic surgery and/or oral surgery. In many instances, the victim bears the mark of the accident for the rest of their life.

Road rash: Again, most victims are thrown from their bikes in an accident. Without the proper clothing, unprotected skin can meet the hard surface resulting in road rash. Road rash is generally very painful and can leave a victim scarred for life. In some instances, road rash requires skin grafting and can leave a victim hospitalized for several weeks.

Building your case

The healing and recovery process can be long and painful, leaving you with very little time to worry about your case. However, building a successful case against the person who is responsible for your injuries is paramount. Keith J. Stone has the knowledge and experience to help you hold that person liable for your damages and can help you get the compensation and treatment you deserve.

To get started and to learn more about your injury case, order a free copy of our informative guide, What to Do in an Auto Accident.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call San Diego auto accident attorney Keith J. Stone at (619) 531-2022 or 888-59-HELP-NOW. He will help you get started in building a successful case.

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