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What are some common motorcycle passenger injuries?

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2024 | Injuries |

Riding a motorcycle can be thrilling. However, it also carries risks, especially for passengers.

Understanding common motorcycle passenger injuries and how they happen may help riders.

Head injuries

Head injuries are some of the most serious injuries that motorcycle passengers can suffer from. Without a helmet, the risk of traumatic brain injury increases significantly. Even with a helmet, a passenger can still sustain a concussion or other long-term head injuries during an accident.

Road rash

Road rash occurs when skin scrapes roughly against the pavement during a fall. This injury is common among motorcycle passengers, and it ranges from mild scrapes to severe abrasions.

Broken bones

The impact from a motorcycle accident can easily lead to broken bones. Passengers often experience fractures in their arms, legs, ribs and collarbones. These injuries typically occur because the motorcycle throws passengers off the vehicle and the collision with another vehicle or the ground breaks their limbs.

Spinal injuries

Spinal injuries are another serious risk for motorcycle passengers. A sudden impact can damage the spinal cord, leading to paralysis or other long-term disabilities.

Internal trauma

Internal injuries may not be immediately apparent after an accident or fall off a motorcycle. However, these injuries include damage to organs, internal bleeding and other serious conditions.

Prompt medical evaluation is usually important to identify and treat trauma from a crash. Motorcycle passengers facing injuries after an accident may want to seek fair compensation. Staying informed about these common problems can lead to passengers and riders making safer choices and enjoying their time out on the road.

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