A motorcyclist is vulnerable to drivers in other vehicles on the road, which is the leading cause of motorcycle crashes. Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be life altering and debilitating. The lack of protection a motorcyclist has puts them at great risk for serious injuries or even death as the result of a serious motorcycle accident.Some of the injuries that can result from a motorcycle crash include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – TBI’s include a wide variety of brain injuries including closed head injuries. Closed head injuries are those that occur when there is no outside visible wound or laceration, however, the brain has still been damaged. Every year there are over 570,000 cases of closed head injuries.
- Spinal Cord Injuries – Some are mild injuries, however, other spinal injuries can lead to paralysis.
- Orthopedic Injuries – Fractures or broken bones, torn ligaments or tendons, and sprained or strained muscles.
Not always given much consideration are traumatic emotional injuries that can occur as a result of a motorcycle accident. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may happen to motorcyclists who have been involved in a motorcycle crash and can become debilitating without treatment. To learn more about the most common causes of motorcycle accidents, visit our article library If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle crash in Illinois, contact a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer who will fight for your rights.Contacting a Chicago Motorcycle Accident LawyerA motorcycle is usually no match for a larger vehicle. Therefore, most Illinois motorcycle accidents will result in the rider sustaining serious and sometimes fatal injuries. At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys will examine all aspects of your accident, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you for any injuries or loss you may have suffered as a result of your motorcycle accident. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.