No two motorcycle accident injuries are the same. No one else is suffering the exact pain from the exact injuries that you have suffered in your motorcycle crash. It is up to your doctor to diagnose and treat the unique injuries that you have suffered. However, before you go to the doctor it is important to understand the kinds of injuries that you may suffer so that you can report any symptoms to your physician.
Injuries to Watch for After an Illinois Bike Crash
Below is a list injuries that can occur after a motorcycle wreck. Some of the injuries are more common than others and some are more serious than others, but all are important to know about after an accident. The list includes:
- Brain injuries. A skull fracture or a traumatic brain injury can be a life-changing or life-threatening condition. Brain injuries may occur when a rider hits his head on the pavement, a vehicle, or another object; brain injuries can also occur when the brain hits the skull forcefully during impact.
- Spinal cord injuries. A rider could suffer a complete spinal cord injury, an incomplete spinal cord injury, or spinal stenosis after a motorcycle accident. The injury could cause impairments of sensory or motor function, pain, numbness, weakness, and permanent paralysis.
- Road rash. When a rider’s skin scrapes along the road during impact, open wounds that appear like a rash may occur. Nerve damage and permanent disfigurement could result.
- Amputations. The amputation of an arm, hand, finger, leg, foot, or toe could occur at the accident scene or later in the hospital because of an infection or a severe wound that cannot be repaired.
- Facial and dental injuries. If a rider’s face hits the ground, a vehicle, or an object, then serious facial and dental injuries—such as broken bones and open wounds—could result. These injuries are painful and may result in lasting scarring or disfigurement.
- Open wounds. Open wounds are not only painful, but they can result in a significant and dangerous infection.
- Eye injuries. If an object enters the eye during the accident, or the eye is penetrated, then pain and vision problems including blindness can result.
- Chest injuries. Lung damage, broken ribs, a ruptured aorta, and other injuries are possible after a motorcycle accident. A chest injury, like many of the injuries, on this list is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment.
- rider’s arm. If the upper arm is injured during a crash, then it is important to consider rider’s arm as a possible injury. The damage to the upper arm can result in permanent paralysis of the arm.
- Broken bones. Any bone can break during an accident. The specific bone that is fractured or broken depends on numerous factors, including the point of impact and how the rider fell from his bike.
- Death. Many of the injuries described above can be fatal. Death may occur immediately at the accident scene, hours later in the hospital, or days or weeks later because of complications from accident injuries.
You or a loved one may suffer one or more of these injuries because of another driver’s negligence.
A Fair Recovery Is Possible—But It Is Not Automatic
Instead, you will have to fight for it. You will have to take action by contacting an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who advocate for your full and fair recovery. To schedule your own confidential, no obligation, and free meeting with an attorney please start a live chat with us now or call us directly at 1-800-800-5678.