According to published reports, approximately three of every four motorcycle accidents involve a collision with a motor vehicle. The others are single-bike accidents. Nearly all motorcycle accidents involve some type of injury—98% of multi-vehicle accidents and 96% of single bike crashes caused some type of injury.
Whether you’ve been hit by a car or lost control of your bike, the potential injuries can be serious, and can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are the common kinds of injuries sustained by bikers.
- Head injury, including concussion, brain injury and brain damage, typically through contact with another vehicle, the ground or other objects, such as trees or guard rails. Evidence shows that using an approved helmet can reduce risk of death by nearly 40%.
- Broken bones, including mostly elbows, knees, wrists, hips and shoulders. It’s also common for a biker to suffer a broken pelvis.
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement, often to the face or head, particularly when the rider doesn’t wear a full protective face mask
- Soft tissue injury, such as muscle, tendon and ligament injury
- Road rash, caused by bare skin being dragged or thrown across pavement or some other rough surface. Using leather outerwear or reinforced denim can prevent this type of injury.
- Biker’s arm, where the upper arm violently strikes the ground during a falling, causing nerve damage and potential paralysis.
Contact Weber & Nierenberg
At Weber & Nierenberg, we bring over 30 years of experience to people in and around San Francisco Bay area who have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We built our practice on a strong commitment to personal service and attention. We’ll take the time to learn the unique aspects of your case, so that we can tailor our representation to get the outcome you want. When you hire us to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses, either Joe Nierenberg or Steve Weber will work directly with you throughout the process.