New Jersey Motorcycle Accident
Often, motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the rider, but are caused by inattentive drivers who do not notice the bike, inaccurately judges on how close motorcyclists is to their vehicles, may be unable to judge the motorcyclist’s speed, or simply they improperly share the road which increases the chance of an accident.
Many bikers take precautions to avoid these accidents. However, the other driver’s mistakes often result in the accidents to occur. Even when all safety measures have been made, there is no way to eliminate the risk, even for the most skilled bikers.
The impact of a motorcycle collision often sends them flying off of their bikes. In the event of a rear-end crash, a motorcyclist can go flying directly into the pavement or into the back of another vehicle with the head being the first part of the body to hit. Even with a helmet, such a head trauma can cause serious injuries.
Common Motorcycle Collision Injuries
- Road Rash / Friction Burns
- Broken Bones – including cheekbones, nose, jawbone & skull fractures
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Even when the motorcycle accidents are not fatal, they can cause permanent injuries, affecting the victim’s ability to work, and the accumulation of medical bills related to the treatment of those injuries.