Common Motorcycle Injuries You Can Avoid

common motorcycle injuries

If you live in Albuquerque, you’re likely accustomed to the negligent driving that frequently occurs. Every time you mount your motorcycle, you are taking a calculated risk. No matter how familiar you are with the road, you cannot control other drivers or any abrupt circumstances that may occur.

Before getting back on the road, no matter where you are, it is important that you familiarize yourself with these three most common motorcycle accident injuries so you can take the necessary precautions to avoid them on your next ride.

  1. Head injury
    Your brain, skull, and face are not only the most important parts of your body but also the most susceptible to damage on the road. Head injuries are some of the most common accidents that motorcyclists encounter. Concussions, neck injuries, and even brain damage are just a few of the possibilities you risk if you are not properly protected during your ride. Wearing a motorcycle helmet every time you’re on the road will help you protect your body’s most important asset – your brain! Wearing a helmet on the road can protect you from major head injuries and may even save you from paying a hefty fine.
  2. Road rash
    Road rash is another common injury that many motorcycle riders come across. Road rash is a term used to describe when a rider falls off or under the bike and is dragged along the pavement. This causes a rash-like scrape on the rider’s arm, legs, back, or any under-protected portion of the body. Road rashes can be seen as less serious than major head injuries, but they can leave you incapable of riding for a long period of time. Bikers should wear protective clothing such as a thick jacket, pants, gloves, and boots to help protect against road rash.
  3. Biker’s arm
    In a majority of recorded motorcycle accidents, the biker is thrown off their bike. This causes a harder impact, and it is natural for motorcycle riders to use their arms to brace for this fall, resulting in what is known as “biker’s arm.” The harsh impact that the rider faces when they hit the ground can lead to many nerve and ligament damages in the arm. Bikers should wear protective clothing such as elbow pads and a thick jacket to combat this issue, but in some cases, it still is not enough to prevent permanent nerve damage.

Our accident attorneys at Parnall Law Firm, have helped many motorcycle riders get the compensation they deserve following an accident that wasn’t their fault. If you or someone you know has suffered from any of the above injuries due to a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.