What Are the Different Motorcycle and Car Accident Injuries?

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There is no question that both motorcycle and car accidents alike result in serious, if not fatal, injuries and damages. But the exact injuries and damages that victims may incur tend to vary with the contrasting modes of transportation. Regardless, a personal injury claim may become necessary. Follow along to find out the different examples of motorcycle and car accident injuries and how a proficient St. Mary’s County motorcycle accident lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm can come to your aid.

What are different examples of motorcycle and car accident injuries?

First of all, motorcyclists are afforded little to no security aside from their helmets. So in the unfortunate event of a collision, they are more than likely to fall off their motorcycle and onto the road upon impact. This is why an injury common among motorcyclists is road rash. And in the long term, road rash may lead to severe skin abrasions, skin infections, and long-term skin scarring.

With this, you may assume that the protections offered in standard motor vehicles, like seat belts and airbags, protect drivers from incurring any serious injuries. But unfortunately, this is not necessarily always the case. For example, upon impact, a driver may experience a concussion, whiplash, or an even more critical head or neck injury. This is all the more a possibility if a seat belt or airbag winds up being faulty or defective.

What should I do if I am injured?

No matter if you were a motorcyclist or standard motor vehicle driver, you may have been seriously injured in your accident. With this, you may want to strongly consider a personal injury claim. This may just be your only option for receiving the financial compensation needed for your healing process. And for your claim, it is best to take the following steps for documenting your injuries:

  • Speak with a law enforcement officer and disclose your suspected injuries while still at the scene of your accident.
  • Take photos and videos of your visible injuries while still at the scene of your accident.
  • Seek paramedics and EMTs that will tend to your injuries while still at the scene of your accident.
  • Collect doctor’s notes that explain the seriousness of your injuries from your accident.
  • Attend doctor’s appointments as directed to monitor injuries that may surface later on.

In the end, the most important step may be filing your claim within the statute of limitations. This deadline is specifically three years from the date of your accident.

Regardless of what your specific circumstances may be, you must not second-guess your instinct to retain the services of a talented St. Mary’s County auto accident lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm. Schedule your free initial consultation with our firm today.