Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
The risk of a motorcycle accident injury is high. In 2018, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely to die in a car crash, according to NHTSA. The most common motorcycle accident injuries include: (1) traumatic brain injuries; (2) head injuries; (3) spine injuries; (4) broken bones; and (5) hand and wrist injuries.
What can helmets prevent?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious injury that a crash helmet can help prevent. Research shows that motorcyclists who had not been wearing helmets had higher rates of head injuries than helmeted motorcyclists. NHTSA estimates that in 2017 helmets saved 1,872 motorcyclists’ lives nationwide and 46 in Michigan.
Most common motorcycle accident injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Brain bleed
- Closed head injuries (including a fractured skull)
- Catastrophic injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spine injuries (causing paralysis and nerve damage)
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Shoulder injuries (including rotator cuff tears and damage)
- Knee injuries
- TMJ injuries and other dental injuries
- Broken bones and fractures (affecting the arms, legs, feet, hands, wrists, ribs, collar and pelvic bones)
- Internal bleeding
- Limb amputations
- Road rash (ranges from mild bruising and skin abrasions to severe wounds, including muscle and nerve damage)
- Mental trauma
- Adjustment disorder
- Emotional distress
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