Compared to other motorists, bikers are at a far greater risk of being seriously hurt in an accident. This is because of the lack of protection surrounding the rider in the event of a Missouri motorcycle accident that may shield the operator from the ground, debris, or the impact of another vehicle.
When a motorcycle crash in Missouri happens, whether from losing control on the curvy Missouri roads, or by being hit by a driver who simply did not see the driver, the injuries sustain ed may be life-changing. Here are four of the most common injuries we see as Missouri motorcycle accident lawyers at Price and Randle LLC:
- Broken Bones. When a person is thrown from his bike to land on the ground with strong force, or when another vehicle collides with a rider and his bike, the force of the impact may be enough to shatter a bone. The bones that are most commonly fractured are in the shoulders, pelvic region, or elbow.
- Nerve Damage. It is instinctive for a rider to brace himself with his arms when falling off a bike. This can lead to an injury called “bikers’ arm” that damages the nerves. In some cases, the nerve damage may be so severe that it leads to paralysis.
- Road Rash. If a rider is thrown from his bike, he may go skidding along the roadway. This can cause serious scrapes and burns to any exposed skin. The gravel and debris in the road rash should be cleaned immediately to avoid infection.
- Traumatic Brain Injury. Although Missouri has a helmet law, some riders are hit with enough force to cause their helmets to fly off, or to experience brain injuries as a result of their heads hitting the ground hard. Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most difficult to diagnose, because symptoms sometimes may not appear for days or weeks after an accident.
If you have been the victim of a Missouri motorcycle accident, the lawyers at Price and Randle LLC are ready to help you get the best outcome from your claim. Contact us today at (573) 240-8866 to learn more about how we will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve after an accident.