You have likely heard the saying, “look twice, save a life.” This campaign had a good amount of success when it came out and brought attention to the fact that motorists needed to actively watch for motorcycles on the road.
While this is true, motorcycle accidents still occur almost daily in Kentucky. If you are injured in this type of accident, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. However, knowing the type of injuries that may occur can also let you know what to expect in these situations.
Traumatic brain injuries
Unfortunately, only certain people are required by law to wear a motorcycle helmet in Kentucky. Because of this, many riders venture out without them.
If a rider with no helmet is involved in a motorcycle accident, the likelihood of suffering a severe head injury, such as a TBI, is high. These injuries can cause short and long-term consequences, including pain, headaches, memory issues and severe disability. In some cases, these kinds of injuries are fatal.
Broken bones and fractures
Due to the limited protection you have when riding a motorcycle, if you are struck by a passenger vehicle, the likelihood of fractured and broken bones is high. Some of the bones that are commonly broken or fractured include legs, arms, wrists, hands and ribs. Spinal injuries are also quite possible.
Not all accidents can be prevented. Because of this, motorcyclists need to take steps to protect themselves. This includes wearing a helmet and other protective gear. By doing this, they can reduce the severity of the injuries they experience in a motorcycle accident. If you are in a wreck, make sure that you find out more about your right to compensation for your losses.