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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2016 | Firm News

As a biker, you have rights. By design, motorcycles offer nothing in the way of external protection in the event of an accident, so when your rights are violated by the negligent operator of a car, truck, van, SUV, or other passenger vehicle, you are the one most likely to be seriously injured. Tragically, thousands of motor vehicle accidents each year result in the death of the motorcyclist, and in many of those cases, the motorcyclist was not at fault.

At the law firm of Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC, we have been dedicated to representing injured Montanans and their families since 1959. When it comes to representing victims of motorcycle accident injuries, our Missoula, MT personal injury attorneys have the resources, skills, experience, and tenacity to handle even the most complex claims successfully. If you or a member of your family has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist’s negligence, or if you have lost a member of your family in such an accident, we urge you to contact our law firm to arrange for a review of your case today.

What Are the Most Common Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accidents?

At Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC, we handle motorcycle accident cases involving every type of injury that could result from a motorcycle accident, including:

  • Head injuries: Head injuries are often severe in motorcycle accidents, especially if the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. Common head injuries include concussions and contusions. One of the most serious head injuries, diffuse axonal injury, can result in permanent impairment and loss of function. Whiplash and facial disfiguration are also possible.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries can produce immediately apparent symptoms or, more dangerously, may not produce symptoms until irreparable damage has been done. This is why motorcycle accident victims must always seek immediate medical care, even if they feel as though they have emerged from the accident unscathed. One of the most tragic possible consequences of a traumatic brain injury is hemiplegia, a type of paralysis in which sensation is lost in the arm, leg, and sometimes the torso of one side of the body.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries can range in severity from the relatively minor, but still painful and debilitating, to paralysis. Paralysis injuries include paraplegia, in which the victim loses movement and sensation in the lower body but retains use of their hands and arms, and tetraplegia, in which the victim loses movement and sensation completely below the neck.
  • Other catastrophic injuries: Other common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include broken and fractured bones, chest injuries, burns, lacerations, road rash, sprains, and strains. Unfortunately, wrongful death is too often the result of a serious motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver.

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Motorcycle Accident Case Today

If you would like to arrange for an evaluation of your motorcycle accident case, we encourage you to contact the experienced team of personal injury lawyers at Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC today.