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Five Important Things to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Posted on November 21st, 2016

After any automobile crash you may feel scared, disorientated, and confused about what to do next. Motorcycle accidents can result in more severe injuries than other crashes, making them particularly traumatic. Your actions immediately following a motorcycle accident can affect your recovery, liability, and eligibility for legal compensation. Protect your rights as a motorist by knowing what you should and should not do after an accident. #1. Check for Injuries Directly after a crash, stay on the scene and move to a place of safety. Get out of traffic and remain somewhere off the roadway where you can safely gather information. If a vehicle is on fire or leaking gasoline, stand a safe distance away to call the police. Whether you’re the motorcyclist or passenger vehicle driver, check yourself and others for injuries. Few motorcyclists walk away without injury after a collision. Neck, back and head injuries are common in motorcycle accidents. If you suspect injuries to your neck, back, or spine, avoid movement until paramedics arrive on scene. Agitating a serious spinal cord injury can worsen physical damage. Other common motorcycle accident injuries include: Concussions and traumatic brain injuries Bone fractures, especially in the lower extremities Abrasions or “road…

What are the Most Common Types of Motorcycle Injuries?

Posted on September 15th, 2016

When the weather’s right, nothing is better than taking to the road on your motorcycle. We know that riding can be inherently dangerous. Even if you wear all the right gear and take proper precautions, you can’t control the actions of others on the road. It’s important to know the most common types of motorcycle injuries – and what you can do to avoid them. Also, if you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced San Bernardino motorcycle accident attorney to assist with your case. Here are the Motorcycle Injuries that We See Most Frequently: Injury #1. Road Rash We’re all familiar with this painful condition, which occurs when you skin makes contact with pavement. This is a common scenario – flipping over your handlebars and skidding across the road, leading to widespread road rash. Road rash is more than just painful. It can be dangerous. If not properly cleaned and debrided, wounds can become infected, leading to serious consequences like cellulitis, even sepsis. Other long-term conditions associated with road rash include scarring and surface nerve damage. Avoid It: Always don protective gear before hopping on your motorcycle. Thin material like cotton will simply tear way…

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