A Law Firm Representing Kansas Motorcycle Accident Injuries
There are certain dangers inherent to operating heavy, fast-moving machines on the roadway, but when it comes to motorcycles, the risks are that much greater. With higher speeds and less protection between you, the road, and other vehicles, motorcycle accidents involve a higher risk of injury than car crashes. The bottom line is that if you’re in a motorcycle collision, you can expect to sustain injuries.
Bruises, Scrapes, and Road Rash
The road is a dangerous place, and motorcyclists tend to operate their bikes at higher speeds. If you’re lucky, you may emerge from a crash with a few cuts and bruises, or maybe a bad case of road rash. But these types of scrapes and bruises can still be debilitating. They’re really only minor when compared to some of the more serious types of injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents. A bad bruise or cut in the wrong place can make working and other parts of your daily routine very uncomfortable. And as painful as these types of injuries are, visible scrapes and bruises may just be surface-level indicators of deeper, more serious injuries. Don’t make the assumption that your injuries are minor. Always seek medical attention following any motorcycle crash.
Bone and Muscles Injury
Bruises frequently act as indicators that there are more significant injuries below the surface. At high speeds, bones will crack on impact. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments are torn and twisted as the body is turned into a ballistic missile. In motorcycle accidents, in particular, you usually have the additional trauma of being thrown clear of the collision and skidding across the roadway, causing additional damage. Bones often require resetting and muscle tears take a substantial amount of time to heal properly.
Spinal Injuries and Paralysis
Depending on their location and severity, spinal damage can be among the most debilitating types of injury suffered in a motorcycle crash. Spinal injuries often lead to loss of strength, sensation, and function in the body, particularly in the lower extremities. Spinal injuries caused by motorcycle accidents often require multiple surgeries, rounds of medications, and months of physical therapy—a long and painful process. Permanent spinal damage is not uncommon and can have far-reaching consequences for motorcycle-accident victims.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
The skull is one of the thickest bones in the body, which makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint, as it protects the soft, delicate tissue of the brain. But with the high speeds involved in many motorcycle accidents, the skull is often incapable of providing adequate protection for the brain. Different parts of the brain affect different functions. Damage to one part of the brain could leave your unable to speak, while an impact to another part could put you in a coma. The brain may be the single most-important organ in the body, so any traumatic brain injury is a serious matter.
The Devkota Law Firm Serves Clients in Kansas City and Surrounding Areas
In a motorcycle accident, injuries are almost inevitable. The question becomes more about the severity of the injuries than about whether or not they will occur. As a rule, the worse the accident is, the higher the recovery costs will be. Rehabilitation, while necessary, can impact your physical, financial, and legal wellbeing. Retaining the services of a qualified personal injury lawyer to represent you can go a long way towards helping you manage your recovery. Call now for a free initial consultation with one of our Kansas motorcycle accident personal injury attorneys.