Last Updated: 12/14/2023

When negligence leads to a motorcycle crash, the aftermath can bring fractures, road rash, and brain and spinal cord injuries. A proficient motorcycle accident attorney stands ready to help victims in seeking rightful compensation to lessen the physical, emotional, and financial repercussions. 

Common Types of Serious Motorcycle Injuries

In the event of a motorcycle collision, virtually any part of the body becomes susceptible to fractures. In cases of severe breaks, where bones protrude through the skin, the risk of infection is heightened. Specific fracture types may yield further complexities; prolonged immobilization, for instance, might elevate the danger of blood clots or bedsores.

Road rash: Like a burn, when a motorcyclist’s body makes contact with the ground, such as from skidding across the pavement. The most severe type of road rash can cause damage to the tissues and muscles underneath the skin.

Complications such as infections might arise, leading to skin grafts to expedite healing and cover exposed areas. Compensation for these injuries and other expenses may be pursued with help from a motorcycle accident attorney.

The Consequences of Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

A severe traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle crash can affect a person in a variety of ways, which largely depends on the severity of the injury. Mild concussions may bring about temporary confusion and headaches, while more severe TBI can yield enduring complications. These span from enduring issues with memory and concentration to shifts in one's personality. Physical challenges encompass impaired movement, coordination, and potential psychological problems like anxiety and depression.

Spinal cord injuries vary from minor discomfort-inducing herniated discs to grave spinal cord harm. The implications extend to other bodily regions depending on the injury site, potentially causing chronic pain and even paralysis. Such catastrophic injuries could result in lifelong wheelchair dependency and ongoing medical care.

Consulting a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

The toll from severe motorcycle injuries can encompass substantial medical expenses and long-term care costs for victims and their families. Lost wages may compound matters, especially if employment becomes unrealistic for an extended period. Getting help from a motorcycle accident attorney allows the pursuit of comprehensive compensation, from financial damages and emotional distress such as pain and suffering.

Victims of these accidents should seek consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney, as damages may be extensive and recovery of compensation is important.

Note: Before you even call an attorney to discuss your case, you should look at what past clients have said about them at and/or on Google. Also, you should be able to find or the attorney should be able to provide you with some of their past results on their webpage. We have compiled some videos of what our prior clients have to say about how we treated them. Click Here. To review some of our results in accident cases Click Here.

If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys sooner, rather than later we will provide you with a car accident review at no cost or risk, just call 641-792-3595. We will give you our advice about whether you even need an attorney or not, answer your questions, and generally give you information about how the Iowa personal injury process works.

Not ready to talk to an attorney? This is perfectly normal which is why we offer our book "The Legal Insider's Guide to Iowa Car Accidents: 7 Secrets to Not Wreck Your Case" at no cost or risk to you. Our books explain what we have already discussed in more detail; gives you tips about how to find the best car accident attorney for you; explains what damages may be available to you in your case (for example pain and suffering, loss of full mind, and body, loss of consortium, etc.); and much, much more.

Finally, you can now learn about car accidents in the comfort of your own home so request your copy of our Iowa Accident book now.  

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