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Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, but this activity also comes with risks. Motorcyclists have very little protection if they are involved in an accident, and it is not uncommon for a motorcycle crash to lead to severe injuries. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), nearly 14,000 motorcyclists were injured during the latest reporting year of data we have available for the state. That same year, 488 motorcyclists lost their lives in traffic accidents. Here, we want to discuss some of the most common injuries that motorcyclists sustain in California.
There are a significant number of injuries that motorcyclists can suffer from in the event a collision occurs. The severity of these injuries usually revolves around the speed of all parties involved at the time of the collision, as well as what type of protective gear the motorcyclist is wearing. Some of the most common injuries motorcyclists sustain include the following:
Victims of motorcycle accidents must seek medical care as soon as possible so they can be treated for their injuries. Any person who sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual should be entitled to receive compensation for what happened. Speak to an Orange County motorcycle accident lawyer to review your case for free.