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Serious Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents in San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful place to get around on by motorcycle. However, these rides sometimes end in more than just great memories. They can also result in accidents, which cause some of the most serious injuries on the road. Motorcyclists have very little protection when they are out for a ride. As such, when they are involved in a crash, they often sustain severe injuries. It is important that riders reach out to a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer immediately after a crash to help recover compensation. Below are some of the worst injuries incurred in motorcycle crashes.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Even though all bikers in California are required to wear a helmet, when accidents happen, they can still result in traumatic brain injuries. These can include anything from concussions to torn tissue, bleeding, bruising, and other serious physical damage to the brain. These injuries often remain with accident victims for the rest of their lives, requiring extensive treatment that is extremely costly.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Motorcyclists have no protection along their spinal cord. When they are thrown from the bike, their backs can easily crash against the ground, and their spinal cords can sustain serious damage. Sometimes the damage is so severe it results in paralysis, either paraplegia or quadriplegia. These injuries also last for a lifetime and require extensive home renovations, not to mention expensive treatment. Accident victims are entitled to compensation for these injuries and a San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer can help those injured get it.

Internal Injuries

During a motorcycle accident, motorcyclists can sustain blunt force trauma, or trauma from a penetration injury. Either of these can damage internal organs and cause internal bleeding. These injuries are not always apparent right away, which is why it is so crucial accident victims seek medical treatment as soon as possible after a crash.

Fractures

There are many ways bones become broken during motorcycle accidents in San Francisco. Bikes are not stable to begin with, and when they are in an accident, they fall over, often trapping bikers underneath them. Motorcycles are also quite heavy, which can cause bones to break. Additionally, bikers often reach their arms out during a crash to help break a fall. When they do, their wrists and arms can become easily fractured. When bikers do break bones, they often break many at a time and these require multiple surgeries to fix.

Road Rash

During an accident, bikers often slide along the ground before coming to a stop. This can cause road rash, which is a number of scrapes and cuts affecting the part of the body that hit the ground. Road rash may not sound serious, but it is. This rash can easily become infected, causing even more damage.

Were You in a Crash? Call Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in San Francisco

If you were in a motorcycle crash, you are likely suffering from serious injuries. You may be entitled to compensation that can help you recover your losses, and experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in San Francisco can help you get it. At Willoughby Brod, we are committed to helping accident victims get back on their feet. We will handle every part of your claim while you focus on your recovery. If you need help after your accident, call us today at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online for your free consultation.

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