Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our Miami motorcycle accident lawyers are highly experienced in representing injured riders. We routinely handle cases involving vehicle-motorcycle collisions that led to you suffering serious, and in some cases, catastrophic injuries. Over the years, we have become well-versed in the medical terminology associated with the most common motorcycle accident injuries, which gives us an advantage of less experienced firms. We are not intimidated by complex motor vehicle accidents or complicated injuries. When you work with us after an accident, we will take an aggressive approach in pursuing full and fair compensation for your injuries.
To talk with us about your circumstances and how motorcycle accident injuries have impacted your life, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. through our online form or by calling (877) 475-2905.Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident in Miami or another area of South Florida, you may be experiencing:
This injury is a type of friction burn that occurs when your skin makes continued contact with pavement or gravel. Road rash can be minimal and look like light abrasions on the skin. However, in serious motorcycle accidents, road rash can be severe and require immediate medical attention. You may be at risk for infection, and if several layers of skin were scraped off, you may require skin graft surgeries. When you are experiencing such severe road rash from a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, speak with a motorcycle injury attorney in Miami about pursuing compensation.
Broken bones in your legs
In a motorcycle accident, a vehicle may come into direct contact with your lower limb, or you may have your motorcycle fall onto one of your legs. In either case, you may experience broken bones in your thigh, knee, calf, or foot. In fact, lower limbs experience the vast majority of fractures related to motorcycle accidents. These breaks may require surgery to set and heal properly.
Broken bones in your upper limbs
You also can experience fractures in your upper arms, elbows, forearms, wrists, and handles because of direct contact with another vehicle or from colliding with the pavement. Depending on the type and severity of the broken bone, you may require surgery. If you suffer from a broken bone that requires surgical intervention, contact a motorcycle accident injury lawyer in Miami immediately.
If your bike is tipped over or you are thrown from your motorcycle, you may instinctively try to catch yourself and put out a hand. If you land on your hand and arm, that area of the body absorbs a tremendous amount of force, which can lead to a wide range of injuries, including nerve damage. Biker’s arm can involve permanent injuries, which is why it is essential you see a physician immediately after a crash.
Traumatic brain injuries
Whether or not you were wearing a helmet during the ride, the force of the collision could result in a brain injury. You may experience a concussion, or minor TBI, or a moderate or severe TBI, which are more likely to result in serious and permanent physical, cognitive, and psychological side effects. After a motorcycle accident, you should always see a physician to be tested for a TBI or other brain injury.
Spinal Cord injuries
As a motorcycle rider, your neck, back, and spine are completely exposed. There is nothing to protect that part of your body in a collision, which is why riders may experience a spinal cord injury in a serious collision. When your spinal cord is injured, you can suffer paralysis and loss of sensation from the injury site downward, leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia. You should speak with a Miami motorcycle accident attorney about pursuing the maximum amount of compensation possible for a SCI.
Soft tissue injuries
A motorcycle collision can injure muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout your body. Minor sprains and strains will heal on their own, but full tears of soft tissue may require surgery.
Internal organ injuries
It does not matter if you wear all of the proper gear. If you are in a serious collision while riding a motorcycle, your body is going to suffer several injuries. In addition to broken bones and soft tissue injuries, your internal organ may be perforated or lacerated. You will likely need surgery to repair internal organ damage.Motorcycle Accidents We Handle
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we handle all types of motorcycle accidents and injuries, including:
- Miami Motorcycle Rear-End Collisions
- Miami Head-On Collisions
- Miami Motorcycle DUI Crashes
- Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents in Miami
- Motorcycles Run Off Road in Miami
- Miami Side Impact Motorcycle Accidents
- Miami Left-Turn Motorcycle Accidents
- Miami Right-Turn Motorcycle Accidents
- Failure to Yield Motorcycle Accidents in Miami
- Poor Road Design Motorcycle Accidents in Miami
- Road Hazard Motorcycle Accidents in Miami
- Miami Distracted Driving Motorcycle Accidents
If you are suffering from a common motorcycle accident injury or a more rare or unique injury resulting from a motorcycle wreck, call us for help. We will fight hard for you to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries from the driver responsible for the crash. You can reach Gerson & Schwartz P.A. through our online form or by calling (305) 371-6000.