Common Motorcycle Injury Claim in Porthmadog
Motorcycle accidents are not very common, and you should be safe as long as you follow the rules of the road and are a careful driver. However, being on a motorcycle does leave you more vulnerable to being injured, and there are one or two injuries which make for a common motorcycle injury claim in Porthmadog.
Making an Injury Claim in Porthmadog
If you have an injury claim in Porthmadog due to an accident which was not your fault, then you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our team of friendly, helpful advisors who can get your injury claim in Porthmadog started.
If you decide to go ahead with your claim, you will be able to work with a team of dedicated personal injury lawyers who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation that you deserve. You should not have to go to court and will be able to check up on the status of your claim 24/7 using the helpline.
Here are some of the most common injuries you may suffer on a motorcycle.
These are caused mostly when a rider is thrown from their bike due to a collision. Leg fractures are the most common, followed by arms and wrists, caused when the rider throws their arms out to break their fall.
This is a common injury for motorcyclists purely because of the way the bike is made up. In an accident, the bike tends to fall on its side. If you are sitting on the bike at the time, then you will also fall to your side, crushing your arm beneath you. Biker’s arm refers to the crush injuries to the arm and shoulder.
This is more of a skin injury, and although it may not seem as serious as fractures or tendon damage, it can lead to permanent disfigurement. Road rash happens when the biker is dragged or skids along the floor and their exposed skin becomes damaged. This is the reason that wearing the appropriate safety gear on a bike is important.
Again, this should not happen, or at least be as dramatic, if you are wearing the correct safety gear — most importantly, a helmet. Head injuries are caused by you falling or being thrown from your bike and hitting your head on the fall. Head trauma can lead to permanent brain damage and even death, so it is the most dangerous of all the common motorcycle injuries. When you buy a motorcycle helmet, make sure it is good quality and recommended by official bodies as suitable for motorcyclists. Make sure you are always wearing your helmet whenever you are on your bike and never let anyone ride as a passenger without wearing a helmet. It is actually illegal to be on a motorbike on roads in the UK without a crash helmet.