For some people, jumping on their motorcycle at the weekend is a way to relax and catch up with fellow biker friends. Others use a motorcycle as their main mode of transport.
While there are undeniable benefits to motorcycling, there are also some drawbacks. As a motorcyclist, you’re more exposed than people driving in cars and there is little you can do about that, unfortunately. You are much more likely to suffer worse injuries should an accident occur.
Outlined below are some of the more common injuries that result from motorcycle accidents.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Not all motorcyclists are legally obliged to wear helmets in Florida, but many opt to take this safety precaution anyway. While it is true that helmets can protect you from fatal head injuries, this is not guaranteed. Head injuries are the most severe type of trauma and many riders go on to suffer TBIs after a road traffic collision.
There are neck brace options available on the market but this is something that riders often do without. And neck braces only offer a limited amount of protection too. The weight of your helmet plus the force of the impact can put a severe strain on your neck. The end result of this is that you may suffer catastrophic injuries. A broken neck can be fatal, and even when this is not the case, neck injuries can have life-altering consequences.
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident and another driver was to blame, then you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Seeking legal guidance could help you to obtain some form of justice.