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What are the most common types of motorcycle injuries?

On Behalf of | Jun 10, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If you are one of Kentucky’s thousands of motorcycle aficionados, you need to know that as enjoyable as biking is, you stand an extremely high chance of sustaining serious injuries if you crash. In fact, Garden State Pain Control reports that 80% of such accidents result in some type of injuries. 

Common motorcycle injuries include the following: 

  • Head and neck injuries 
  • Arm and leg injuries 
  • Muscle damage 
  • Road rash 

Head and neck injuries

Even when wearing your helmet, your head and neck have insufficient protection against fractures, concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries. These can result in a lifetime of various problems, including the following: 

  • Decreased vision 
  • Decreased hearing 
  • Decreased mobility 
  • Decreased balance 
  • Decreased emotional control 

Spinal cord injuries represent the other major type of neck injury you can suffer in a bike crash. These extremely serious injuries can result in total paralysis of your body. 

Arm and leg injuries

Your arms and legs almost inevitably will sustain injuries in a bike crash. Broken bones and nerve damage are two common extremity injuries. If your bike falls on top of you, you also could sustain a crush injury to one of your arms or legs severe enough to require amputation. 

Muscle damage

Your muscles allow your body to move. Consequently, a severe muscle injury could lead to paralysis. 

Road rash

Even wearing proper protective clothing may not prevent you from receiving a serious road rash when you slide along the pavement during your bike accident. Severe road rash can not only peel off all the layers of your skin, but also damage the soft tissues underneath.