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Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents

Jun 16, 2021

Motorcycles are a great way to get around and take advantage of the beautiful weather on the open road, but motorcycle accidents are closely associated with life-threatening injuries. If another motorist’s negligence causes you to be injured in a motorcycle accident, it can alter your life in that instant, and you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced La Grange motorcycle accident attorney on your side. 

Broken Bones

Even a simple break in a bone is an exceptionally painful injury that can take a significant amount of time to heal correctly. More complicated breaks can require extensive surgeries and ongoing care. When a break doesn’t heal correctly, there can be serious health implications, including chronic pain and even physical disabilities.

Spinal Cord Injuries

An injury to the spinal cord is a painful injury that is closely associated with chronic pain and serious loss in range of motion. When it is very serious (such as when the spinal cord is severed), however, a spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis and a lifetime of healthcare needs. A serious spinal cord injury is a catastrophic injury that can keep you permanently off the job and may lead to the need for assistance with the activities of daily living. 

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries – because they affect your brain – are some of the most serious and unpredictable injuries you can suffer. Most TBI victims experience an emotional component with psychological symptoms that are often very difficult to overcome, including:

  • Changes in personality
  • Severe mood swings
  • Increased anxiety 
  • Anxiety attacks 
  • Crying jags
  • Depressive episodes
  • Irritability
  • Self-isolation and attempts to push others away
  • Angry outbursts
  • Other PTSD-like symptoms

One of the most difficult ironies of TBIs is that the emotional effects tend to push away the family members and friends who make up your support system just when their help would be most beneficial.    

Cuts, Scrapes, and Abrasions

A motorcycle offers no protective shell, which means that you are very likely to be dragged against the road in the course of the accident, and the cuts, scrapes, and abrasions that go with that are often referred to as road rash. This conglomeration of injuries is very susceptible to dangerous infections and is likely to leave unsightly scars, which can be disfiguring if they are on or near your face.

Burns

Many motorcycle accidents lead to burns that are caused by coming into contact with the heat generated during the course of the accident. Burns are exceptionally painful injuries that are slow to heal and that can lead to secondary health concerns as they heal. Like cuts and abrasions, if a serious burn is on or near your face, it can leave you disfigured.     

Don’t Wait to Reach out to an Experienced LaGrange Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a motorcycle accident, Thomas A. Morrissey at The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey in LaGrange is an accomplished motorcycle accident attorney with the skill, legal insight, and drive to help you. Your claim is important, so please don’t wait to contact us today.

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