• Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

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    Motorcycle riders are well aware that when they get on their bikes each day, they are at much greater risk than they would be if they were riding in a passenger car or other contained type of vehicle. In order to minimize the risks of sustaining injuries, many take the necessary precautions of outfitting themselves with top-of-the-line protective gear, including state-of-the-art helmets, protective boots, pants and armor, and motorcycle-specific jackets that incorporate shoulder armor and add-ons for their chest and back. Still, no amount of protection can provide what a motorcycle rider needs the most – the vigilance and responsibility of the drivers with whom they share the road. The majority of motorcycle accidents are a result of drivers not paying adequate attention to motorcycle riders, and the accidents that these drivers cause as a result of their negligence and carelessness can result in many serious, and even deadly, injuries to motorcycle riders. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and need legal representation, contact the experienced attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr. We are familiar with the most common motorcycle accident injuries and have a record of successfully helping those who have been hurt as a result of the negligence of others.

    Though most people assume that the most common motorcycle accident injuries sustained by riders are head injuries, that is not necessarily the case. Though it is true that the majority of motorcycle accident injuries that result in fatalities are head injuries, according to a series of studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, the largest percentage of injuries in motorcycle accidents occur to the leg and foot area. In fact, of all non-fatal motorcycle injuries, roughly thirty percent occur to the rider’s lower extremities. Head and neck injuries are second to lower extremity injuries, and account for approximately 22 percent of non-fatal injuries, while injuries to the upper trunk, arms and hands, then lower trunk follow.

    Though the severity of these injuries are often a matter of the type of accident, the amount of protective gear that a rider may have been wearing and the force of impact involved in the accident, in all cases a motorcycle accident that is caused by the negligence of a driver of another vehicle often results in a challenging personal injury lawsuit. The general public does not understand the dangers that motorcycle riders are exposed to every day, and many have a bias against motorcyclists. Because of this, if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s carelessness, it is essential that you give yourself the benefit of a powerful and experienced legal advocate. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. We will take the time to listen to the specifics of your case, investigate the accident and gather expert witnesses to support you and give you the best possible legal outcome.

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