When you are on the road enjoying the feeling of riding through town or by the water, you may not always consider the dangers of riding a motorcycle. Even experienced riders understand the risks involved with motorcycle riding. While you may take all the necessary precautions to keep you and others around you safe, other people on the road may not take into account your safety.
Due to the exposure of the rider, those on the motorcycle are vulnerable to severe harm. Ride Smart Florida estimates that around 516 individuals were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2020. Motorcycle accidents can cause severe, life-threatening injuries. If you suffer serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced St. Petersburg motorcycle accident lawyer at Marsalisi Law.
What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Florida?
An accident involving a motorcycle can cause debilitating injuries that may restrict your abilities and freedoms. The hobbies and interests you once enjoyed may become inaccessible to you due to your injury. Some of the most common injuries you can sustain in a motorcycle accident in Florida include:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury happens when an outside force, often a violent blow to the head, causes brain dysfunction. In motorcycle accidents, the head can suffer an impact relatively easily, regardless of whether they have a helmet on or not. The vehicle, road, and surrounding objects like a lamppost, are all items that can cause a brain injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries
During a motorcycle accident, the spine can suffer damage during the impact of the collision or falling off the vehicle. The harm inflicted on the spinal cord can have various symptoms, often leading to paralysis and loss of function below the damaged area. These types of injuries can cause permanent disabilities for the motorcyclist.
The impact of another vehicle or object can harm the internal organs relatively easily. Both blunt-force trauma and penetrating trauma can cause internal bleeding or bruising, leading to life-changing injuries.
A motorcyclist can easily fall over or off the vehicle in an accident. When an impact happens, they can land at a weird angle and cause a rider to suffer fractures. The more common areas that are likely to be injured are the riders’ wrists and legs.
Lower-extremity injuries are strains, sprains, and harm to the legs or thighs. Due to the location of the legs being either side of the vehicle, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries during impact and falling from the vehicle.
Motorcycle accidents are hazardous for the riders and can cause them debilitating harm. When you suffer severe damage because of another person’s negligent behavior, you can hold them accountable for the harm they inflict upon you.
Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Marsalisi Law
Physical therapy, hospitalization, and medication are all examples of services you may require after a motorcycle accident. The cost of care and treatment for your injuries can be extensive and harmful to your everyday life. When you are in a motorcycle accident, and another person’s carelessness causes you harm, seek assistance from Attorney Frank P. Marsalisi. With years of experience working with clients from across Florida, he has the resources and experience to help you navigate your motorcycle accident claim.
Marsalisi Law dedicates its practice to the clients and making sure they have the opportunity to seek compensation and justice for their injuries. Our goal is to offer legal representation you can trust so your claim has a smooth and streamlined process. Marsalisi Law is Where Law Gets Personal! Call (727) 800-5052 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation today.