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Villarreal & Begum September 24, 2020

Risks of Motorcycle Crashes

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Traveling by motorcycle can offer many benefits, such as cheaper and more economical transportation. There’s also a great community of bikers that an enthusiast can join. Whether it be going to a biker rally in the Texas Hill Country, or going on a ride with some friends, there is a lot you can do with a motorcycle. However, that does not mean that this is a risk-free activity. While traveling on your motorcycle, you increase your chances of being seriously injured in the event of a crash. It’s no secret that motorcycles offer less protection compared to a car or truck. Even if you decide to ride with a helmet, there are a lot of injuries you can sustain while riding your bike.

The Risks

It’s important to remember that almost every minute, there is an auto accident in Texas. This is especially concerning when the average car weighs around 5,000 pounds. Getting hit with that much weight, even at low speeds can be deadly. Traveling on a motorcycle at over 50 miles an hour will likely cause some sort of internal injury. Soft tissue damage is almost guaranteed in these situations, but you’re also at risk for organ damage and internal bleeding. Unfortunately, if you are in an accident while riding your motorcycle, there isn’t a whole lot you can do to reduce your chances of these injuries. However, wearing a helmet can drastically reduce your chances of a traumatic brain injury. According to the CDC, a helmet can reduce your chances of a TBI by almost 70%.

Another painful injury motorcyclists typically get in accidents is road rash. It might not sound very serious, but that isn’t the case. Even a minor road rash can pose a risk of infection. A more serious road rash can result in years of treatment. It could take a long time for the wounds to heal from a road rash, not to mention the pain a person would be in. It’s also unlikely that road rash would be your only injury. It’s likely that you could break your bones, or even end up needing amputation of a limb in serious crashes. This paired with road rash can make for excruciating pain and suffering.

Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycles offer drivers and their passengers less protection than most other types of vehicles. Motorcycle accidents often result in devastating injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, and death. If you are a victim of a San Antonio motorcycle or bicycle accident it is imperative that you acquire representation from an attorney who has the understanding and experience required to properly represent you in court. Villarreal & Begum Law Firm has years of experience in personal injury law and can help you in your motorcycle accident case. Call us at our San Antonio office or message us online to set up your free consultation.