Have you been injured in a road traffic accident? Then you may have the right to motorbike crash compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
In spite of the fact that motorbikes offer a different type of journey experience, they do need much more attention when it comes to driving them when compared to a normal car.
As a result, motorbikes provide far less protection when on the roads in contrast to a regular car. Yet aside from protective clothing including eye masks, gloves and helmets, motorbike riders still need to be wary of their surroundings.
However with increasing numbers of motorbike traffic accidents taking place on UK roads, what the most common injuries sustained on a bike?
Considered to be the most common motorbike accident injury, a jolt when impacted with a car can be particularly nasty. The sudden shock on impact to the head can cause;
- The brain to shift leading to potential damage
- Squeeze and stretch blood vessels
- Brain trauma which could prove fatal when it comes to a road traffic accident
This is a dangerous element as the majority of motorbike accidents result in the vehicle actually toppling over on the individual. As it happens almost instantly, the rider cannot free their leg which remains stuck. Injuries include;
- Fractured arms and wrists
- Fractures to shoulders as well as leg breaks that see many going to hospital for treatment.
Skin abrasion caused by a motorcycle traffic accident
In some cases if motorcyclists don’t wear the correct protective gear, they may make contact with the road surface. This means some suffer from skin burns that can often appear red. Minor abrasions are classified as first degree burns whilst some can be even third degree revealing the open flesh and tissue.
With the figures of motorbike crashes on the rise on our roads and motorways the figures do not lie. According to recent figures from the Department of Transport, the average fatality rate each year stands at 600, whilst 7,000 severe injuries involve motorbikes annually.
If you have been part of an accident which was not your fault and has happened in the last three years then Accident Advice Helpline can help.
In fact the majority of claims can be done over the phone without the requirement of court attendance. Our friendly and reliable advisors are on hand seven days a week, 24 hours a day in order to assist with your enquiry.
Date Published: September 26, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Bike accident claims