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3 Common Motorcycle Injuries and What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Riding a motorcycle in the Vancouver area can be an amazing experience, but it could also be a traumatizing one. When an accident occurs, motorcyclists are often thrown off the bike, suffering catastrophic injuries due to impact with other vehicles, stationary objects, and the road. Following are three common motorcycle injuries:

Head Injury

When traveling at speeds close to 50 kilometers per hour on Howe Street, a collision can propel a motorcyclist off the bike at a staggering speed. This can cause a traumatic brain injury or even death. Motorcycle helmets can provide padding for your skull, while decreasing the impact to your brain. So, next time you are riding your bike downtown, make sure you are wearing an approved helmet—it could save your life.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord trauma is also a huge concern for motorcyclists. Since you cannot control where or how you land when thrown from your bike, the best way to protect yourself is to avoid the accident all together. Make sure you are aware of your surroundings and that you are anticipating traffic anomalies—that way you will be able to adjust your driving to avoid collisions.

Limb Amputation

Another common motorcycle accident injury is a limb amputation. Sometimes, limbs are severed directly as a result of a motorcycle wreck. Other times, limbs are crushed beyond repair and must be surgically amputated. Either way, these injuries are debilitating and life altering.

It is easy to lose yourself in the rush of a motorcycle ride, but staying alert to avoid an accident is the best way to prevent an injury so that you can enjoy future rides. Need more information on what to do if you have already suffered from one of these injuries? Contact us today to schedule for a free consultation.

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