Traveling by motorcycle can offer many benefits, such as cheaper and more economical transportation. There’s also a great community of bikers that an enthusiast can join. Whether it be going to a biker rally in the Texas Hill Country, or going on a ride with some friends, there is a lot you can do with a motorcycle. However, that does not mean that this is a risk-free activity. While traveling on your motorcycle, you increase your chances of being seriously injured in the event of a crash. It’s no secret that motorcycles offer less protection compared to a car or truck. Even if you decide to ride with a helmet, there are a lot of injuries you can sustain while riding your bike.
It’s important to remember that almost every minute, there is an auto accident in Texas. This is especially concerning when the average car weighs around 5,000 pounds. Getting hit with that much weight, even at low speeds can be deadly. Traveling on a motorcycle at over 50 miles an hour will likely cause some sort of internal injury. Soft tissue damage is almost guaranteed in these situations, but you’re also at risk for organ damage and internal bleeding. Unfortunately, if you are in an accident while riding your motorcycle, there isn’t a whole lot you can do to reduce your chances of these injuries. However, wearing a helmet can drastically reduce your chances of a traumatic brain injury. According to the CDC, a helmet can reduce your chances of a TBI by almost 70%.
Another painful injury motorcyclists typically get in accidents is road rash. It might not sound very serious, but that isn’t the case. Even a minor road rash can pose risk of infection. A more serious road rash can result in years of treatment. It could take a long time for the wounds to heal from a road rash, not to mention the pain a person would be in. It’s also unlikely that road rash would be your only injury. It’s likely that you could break your bones, or even end up needing amputation of a limb in serious crashes. This paired with road rash can make for excruciating pain and suffering.
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Motorcycle riding is a fun activity that hundreds of thousands of Texans enjoy. But with it comes inherent risks. Making safety a top priority while riding should be your objective every time you get on the bike. Even with the state working hard to educate other drivers to “share the road” sometimes you can’t avoid the bad behavior of other drivers. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, or a loved one was killed, the motorcycle accident lawyers of Begum Law Group can help get you the compensation you deserve.
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