Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Unfortunately, motorcycle accident injuries have increased throughout the last couple of years. Not only have the injuries increased, but the severity of these injuries as well. One of the most common reasons why there are so many motorcycle accident injuries is the lack of helmet usage.

In California, it is required that all motorcyclists wear a helmet while riding their motorcycles. It is also a requirement that the motorcycle fits the cyclist’s head properly, and does not fly or fall off in the event of a collision.

If you or someone you know has experienced a motorcycle accident in California, look no further. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are available to help you and get compensation for you to make sure that you can move on with your life and hold the negligent party accountable for the accident. We know that after an accident, you may not be able to return to normal life completely.

For example, you may be dealing with permanent injuries, or may not be able to return to work. Our attorneys will fight for you and make sure that negligent parties pay you the compensation you need.

We recommend that you speak to our motorcycle attorneys by scheduling a one-on-one case evaluation. A motorcycle accident case evaluation is one of the first steps we recommend you take after being involved in a motorcycle accident. You should be able to discuss the accident openly and freely with our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys.

Where are motorcycle accidents likely to occur?

Motorcycle accidents can occur almost anywhere, but there is a specific trend with motorcycle accidents in California.

  • Motorcycle accidents are likely to occur in urban areas, specifically at intersections and roadways.
  • Motorcycle accidents are also likely to occur at night when it is dark and motorcycles are difficult to see.

How much is my motorcycle accident case worth?

To determine how much your motorcycle accident cases are worth, an attorney reviews a variety of factors. One of these most important factors is the severity of the motorcycle victim’s injuries. The severity of the injuries determines the amount of damages that the plaintiff could recover. To determine how much your case is worth, speak to our attorneys today.

What are common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents?

Our motorcycle accidents attorneys have decades of experience holding negligent parties accountable. Below are some examples of injuries that we have represented our clients with. No matter what type of injury you have suffered, you must get evaluated immediately after an accident. Sometimes, an accident victim miss suffer an injury that is not noticeable at first, but the longer they wait to treat it, the worse it gets.

Road Rash

Road rash is one of the most common types of motorcycle injuries. Road rash is specific to motorcyclists who are thrown from the bike. When a motorcyclist falls off their bike, their body comes into contact with the road and they slide on the road pavement. When this occurs, the motorcyclist could suffer lacerations, abrasions, and road rash. That is why we recommend that all motorcyclists wear proper protective gear. Leather jackets are a great way of protecting your upper body from road rash. When road rash occurs, it could lead to heavy blistering, which could lead to cuts and abrasions. Some of these cuts might be so deep in the tissue that they have a possibility of infection. If this infection is not treated properly, it may result in amputations. Something that seems minor like a road rash needs immediate medical evaluation and attention.

Broken Bones

Fractures and broken bones are also other common injuries that motorcyclists may suffer. When a motorcyclist is pushed by a larger vehicle or thrown off their bicycle, they could suffer broken shins, next, shoulders, wrists, and pelvic bones. Broken bones will take months, sometimes even years to heal from. Some broken bones may not even heal properly.

Head Injuries

Head injuries are more likely to occur to motorcyclists than drivers are passengers of a vehicle.  Although it is required that all motorcyclists wear a helmet, some motorcyclists may choose not to. This then results in traumatic brain injuries or fatalities. Head injuries are very complex to treat, and could leave a victim with cognitive difficulties in the long run. Some victims may not even be able to return to work or school. Traumatic brain injuries will impact a person’s life forever.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are injuries that affect the back and neck. Spinal cord injuries are devastating and could lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia. The more severe the spinal cord injury, the more the victim is unable to move. For example, paralysis is a very common symptom of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries will require years of physical therapy, and many different surgeries, which could be very costly.


Amputations result from infections from fractures or open wounds. Amputations usually occur to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the body. Those who have had a limb amputated will require years of physical therapy.

Pain And Suffering After a Motorcycle Accident

You could recover medical expenses to treat the above injuries. Besides that, you could also recover from pain and suffering. After experiencing traumatic injuries, an accident victim will need compensation for their pain and suffering. The accident victim could suffer a loss of confidence, anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc.

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

The number one thing you should do after an accident is to get medical attention immediately. You should get medical attention since immediately after an accident you may not exactly know what types of injuries you have experienced. For example, spinal cord injuries are not immediately felt. An accident victim may experience pain a day or two after the incident. To be safe, you should still visit a doctor for imaging. You may also experience broken bones that could only be revealed through an X-ray or an MRI.

What types of motorcycle accidents lead to motorcycle injuries?
  • If a motorcyclist makes an abrupt turn, the motorcyclist could lean closer to the ground, which could cause broken bones or foot injuries.
  • Collisions are the most common type of accidents that lead to motorcycle injuries.
  • A motorcyclist could be thrown off their bike through the handlebars. This could lead to road rash, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries.

If you have experienced any of the above types of motorcycle accidents, give us a call to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our attorneys at Megeredchian Law.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today

You must have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney representing you after a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident could leave you with difficulties, such as cognitive difficulties or physical impairments. Not only is this difficult for an accident victim, but their family members as well as they try to care for their loved ones. These types of treatments and costs should be compensated. Give us a call today to schedule a one-on-one with our highly rated-attorneys.

Our attorneys have been representing motorcycle accident victims for several years. Motorcycle accidents are very traumatic, and you need the most knowledgeable attorneys on your side. Give us a call to schedule a meeting today.


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