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What types of injuries are commonly involved in motorcycle accidents?

When a person is involved in a motorcycle accident, they can reasonably expect that they will suffer some type of injury due to the force of the crash. Some injuries in motorcycle accidents are more common than others. The severity of injuries a victim sustains will depend on the circumstances of the collision and its severity. Each motorcycle accident is unique.

Victims of motorcycle accidents may suffer with head injuries, road rash, muscle damage, lower extremity injuries and what is known as biker’s arm. Biker’s arm occurs when a person is thrown from their motorcycle or the bike tips and the victim extends their arms in an attempt to protect themselves. The result of biker’s arm is typically nerve damage.

While motorcycle accident victims have common injuries, so do the victims of other types of accidents. Vehicle collision victims typically suffer with head, neck and back trauma. People involved in boating accidents may suffer with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and bone or ligament injuries. Those involved in accidents with trucks often sustain catastrophic injuries requiring extensive medical care.

No matter what type of accident you have been involved in in Atlanta, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, property damage and lost wages if the accident was the fault of the other driver. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in determining your legal options and the types of compensation you may be entitled to.