Motorcyclists recognize the fact that if they get into a traffic accident with another vehicle, they are likely to be hurt if not killed. Motorcycle riders are over 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash and five times more likely to be injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Ride Smart Florida cites statistics indicating that the two most common types of nonfatal motorcycle accident injuries that required hospitalization are fractures and injuries to internal organs. Injuries to the lower extremities are responsible for the highest percentage of hospitalizations, followed by traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and torso injuries.
The Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Disparti Law Group, P.A., can help you obtain the benefits you deserve if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s carelessness. We work with clients from Tampa, Holiday and throughout Florida on a contingency-fee basis. That means that you don’t owe us anything unless you recover money from a claim.
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Non-fatal injuries in motorcycle accidents account for nearly seven times more hospitalizations and over 20 times more emergency department visits than fatal injuries based on an analysis of motorcycle crashes from 2007 to 2011, according to Ride Smart Florida.
A motorcyclist who crashes his bike may sustain anything from cuts and abrasions to broken bones to catastrophic injuries. Among the most common serious injuries in motorcycle accidents are:
The NHTSA says lower-extremity injuries – foot, ankle, leg, knee, thigh, hip and pelvic injuries – are the most common motorcycle accident injuries, but says head, chest and abdominal injuries tend to be more severe. Lower-extremity injuries are typically broken bones, with long-bone fractures of the tibia, fibula and femur the most common lower-extremity injuries overall. Hip dislocation is the most common type of hip injury.
A Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study says that wearing a helmet is the best way for motorcyclists to protect themselves from head injuries and cervical spine (neck) injuries, which can result in paralysis.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to obtain compensation to assist with your medical bills and other losses. Contact the Disparti Law Group, P.A., toll free at 866-694-9471 or through our online form for a free consultation about a motorcycle accident in Miami, Tampa, Holiday or anywhere in Florida.