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Your legs are exposed during a motorcycle collision 

On Behalf of | May 26, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents

California is an ideal place for motorcycle enthusiasts. The weather is hot during the summer and relatively mild for the rest of the year.

While motorcycling is enjoyable and a handy way to get around, it also has the potential to be dangerous. Even if you ride safely and take every possible safety precaution, you cannot control the behavior of other road users. 

One of the more common types of injury sustained during motorcycle collisions is leg injuries. These come in numerous forms and can be debilitating to victims. Outlined below are some of the more common examples of legal injuries sustained during motorcycle collisions. 

Crush injuries 

As you sit on your motorcycle, your legs will rest on pedals on either side of the bike. This helps you to balance and remain comfortable. However, if another vehicle runs into the side of you, your legs are completely exposed and may be trapped between your bike and the other car.

An impact and pressure like this can cause your bones to fracture in different places, your nerves could also be damaged to the extent that they cannot be repaired. In the most severe instances, a crush injury can leave no other option than to have the leg amputated. 

Knee injuries 

Your knees are not designed to absorb impacts or the tremendous force involved in road collisions. During a crash, you may be thrown from the bike onto the road surface. Frequently, the legs will take the brunt of the impact, causing the knees to come under pressure that they cannot sustain.

Fractures to the kneecap and other bones are serious enough, but if you injure tendons and soft tissue, the recovery period can be even longer. A severe knee injury can put you out of action for many months. 

As a motorcyclist, you have every right to utilize the roads and feel safe. If another road user has injured you through negligence, then there are options open to you in terms of pursuing legal compensation for your suffering. 

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