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Motorcycle Accident

What are the Most Common Injured Body Parts in a Motorcycle Accident?

Ray Critchett July 24, 2018

With nearly 404,956 motorcycles registered in the state of Ohio, it is safe to say plenty of individuals enjoy the thrill of riding a bike [Source: Statista]. But, riding a motorcycle takes a great deal of skill and riders need to learn how to maneuver around larger vehicles to keep from being hit. Motorcyclists are also rather vulnerable while out driving as they don’t have the protection of an enclosed vehicle to keep them from sustaining a serious injury. And speaking of injuries, aside from the motorcycle accidents that end with a fatality, there are plenty of areas on the body that suffer when a biker comes in contact with an automobile. 

Below we go through some of the commonly injured areas of the body after a motorcycle crash. 

  1. com points out that nearly 30% of non-fatal motorcycle injuries occurred to the leg and foot area. Sustaining an injury on either area is not only painful but can also make your daily routine much more difficult to get through.

  2. The next most common injury a biker sustains in an accident is one to the head and/or neck. It was reported that 22% of motorcycle collision injuries occurred to these areas. Although most riders wear helmets, depending on the severity of the accident, they may still suffer an injury even with this protective gear on. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) highlighted that “helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries.”

  3. Following up behind head and neck injuries are those to the “upper trunk” which consists of the chest, shoulders, and back.

  4. The next area that is most susceptible to being injured is the “lower trunk” area which consists of the hips and pelvis. 

Being injured in a motorcycle accident isn’t something we anticipate or plan for. And many of these collisions occur because of someone else’s negligent actions. If you were recently involved in a motorcycle accident in Columbus, Ohio, E. Ray Critchett, LLC wants to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. There are different ways this can be accomplished and legal action can be taken against the party responsible for causing your injuries. 

Whether you need help with filing an injury claim or wish to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person or party, we can help you through the required process. Because motorcycle accidents are known to alter a person’s life dramatically, restricting them from doing things they once enjoyed, it is important that this is taken into consideration when compensation is being discussed. If you would like to sit down with Columbus, OH personal injury lawyer E. Ray Critchett to learn what options you have as an injured victim, contact us now by calling 740-282-5393.