While bikers get great enjoyment from riding motorcycles, they are also put in significant danger. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at risk every time they ride because the vehicles sharing the road with them are larger and heavier, and motorcyclists don’t have the same protection that those in vehicles have.
When a car pulls out in front of a motorcycle or switches lanes into a bike, a serious motorcycle accident can occur and a motorcyclist can suffer serious injuries. Anytime riders crash, they can suffer injuries from their heads to their toes. As a result, bikers typically sustain upper and lower extremity injuries in Florida motorcycle accidents.
Although injuries to the upper body like the head and chest are more serious and even fatal in nature, lower extremity injuries can also be serious injuries. In fact, lower extremity injuries take place more frequently in non-fatal motorcycle accidents and are responsible for landing motorcyclists in the ER.
The most common lower extremity injuries listed in order, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are as follows:
- Lower leg
- Pelvis injuries
- Knee injuries
- Thigh injuries
- Feet injuries
- Ankle injuries
Not only are these types of injuries common, but they comprise the majority of motorcycle accident injuries riders in the U.S. sustain. Although these types of injuries are typically non-fatal injuries, these injuries are still severe. In fact, injured riders may take months to recover from these types of injuries. Sometimes, lower extremity injuries are debilitating, resulting in the injured motorcyclist to never be able to ride again or do the things he or she once loved.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own and suffered a lower extremity injury, you may have a Florida personal injury claim for your losses and damages. To find out about your legal rights and how much your claim is worth, contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld. You can meet with a skilled South Florida accident attorney in a free consultation simply by calling [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.