Injuries in Dallas Motorcycle Crashes
People enjoy riding motorcycles to transport themselves from one place to another and as a relaxing hobby. Crashes could occur for many reasons and quickly turn an enjoyable activity into a traumatic event.
If you have been harmed because of an event like this, talking to a considerate motorcycle wreck attorney about your injuries in a Dallas motorcycle crash could be the positive change your case needs.
Motorbike Injuries Compared to Other Vehicle Accidents
Motorcycles are open whereas with passenger cars, the driver is surrounded by the car which serves as a protective covering. The original impact can cause the bike rider to sustain damage, but they are also usually thrown from the bike and another impact occurs against the ground. This subsequent collision often causes more wounds than the initial one. A knowledgeable bike accident attorney could explain how to successfully win compensation because of the heightened harm in these types of collisions.
Common Wounds in Dallas Motorcycle Wrecks
Injuries on motorbikes are different from the average passenger vehicle because it is more common for someone to suffer head wounds in motorcycle cases. Other likely catastrophic harm includes broken ribs, punctured lungs, broken bones, head trauma, brain damage, and serious lacerations.
Head wounds include cracked skulls, concussions, and brain damage. Concussions could range from mild to severe, while cracked skulls and brain wounds are almost always serious and could be fatal.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious type of wound that many claimants might not know the severity of until it is too late and their case is settled. It is possible that the TBI may be overlooked or would have the signs surface later. A TBI is considered mild if loss of consciousness lasts for less than 30 minutes. Other signs of a mild traumatic brain injury may include problems with:
- Excessive sleep or depression
- Changes in mood
- Violent outbursts
- Difficulty forming thoughts or sentences
- Memory loss or confusion
- Sensory issues
- Loss smell
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Sensitivity light or sound
Moderate to severe traumatic brain damage can include the previous symptoms in addition to clear fluid draining from their ears or nose, and dilapidated pupils.
Broken bones could occur when motorcycles topple over in crashes. The riders are usually thrown to the pavement and oftentimes results in broken arms, legs, hips, feet, wrists, with broken leg being the most common of those wounds.
A bone fracture occurs when excessive pressure or blunt force changes the shape of the bone. When motorbike riders get hit, the initial—or secondary—impact could cause a bone to break.
Road rash occurs when the motorcyclist slides across the pavement after being thrown from their bike. Depending on the type of clothing riders wear when they hit the pavement, these wounds may range from mild bruising, cuts, and scrapes to severe gashes, muscle damage, or nerve destruction.
Neck injuries may be mild and temporary or extremely serious. A mild form of this would be a case of a broken collarbone or something where there is no life-altering harm. A serious form of this type of trauma could result in permanent paralysis of the plaintiff.
Soft Tissue Damage
Soft tissue injuries are oftentimes seen as sprains or strains to muscles and joints. Soft tissue related wounds are frequently found in the back of the hurt motorcyclist. A dedicated Dallas motorbike accident attorney could help the claimant understand the different wounds that they could pursue compensation for.
How Should Injured People Document Their Wounds?
If someone is hurt in a crash scene, they should call an ambulance and go to an emergency room (ER). The ER documents where and how someone is hurt, and those documents will go in the ER records—and to any other future medical providers that the injured person sees.
An intelligent motorbike injury attorney may collect the medical records from the providers and use them as evidence in order to obtain a favorable settlement
Contact a Dallas Motorbike Injury Attorney Now
Motorcycle incident wounds could be much more severe than those from other types of vehicle accidents. If you were hurt in a motorbike collision, talking to a local attorney experienced with injuries in Dallas motorcycle crashes could be beneficial to you. Call us now to learn about your legal options.