The risks you confront as a motorcyclist in New Mexico are not lost on you. While you understand and agree that motorcycle riding includes some risks, you should not have to tolerate the risks posed by other motorists who disobey the rules of the road and cut you off. The likelihood of sustaining serious damage to your head or neck in a car accident caused by another driver’s carelessness increases.
We are personal injury attorneys who proudly represent motorcyclists across the state. We have seen firsthand the devastation that may result from a motorcycle accident, especially when it involves a head or neck injury. Trust in us to pursue justice against the at-fault motorist and secure the compensation you need if you were hurt in a bike accident. To get legal help visit this page!
What Sorts of Neck and Head Injuries Occur in Motorbike Accidents?
While it’s general knowledge that helmets reduce the likelihood of brain injury by up to 85 percent, the converse is often believed to be true: that they increase the likelihood of neck injury. In the opinion of some cyclists, wearing a helmet actually increases the risk of neck injury in the event of a collision.
A reckless or negligent driver might cause severe harm if they cause you to lose control of your vehicle, fall off your bike, or be run over.
- Acute brain injury (TBI). Concussions, brain bruises, brain hemorrhages, and diffuse axonal injuries can happen even when wearing a helmet. Brain damage, paralysis, and other sensory and motor impairments are all possible outcomes of these accidents.
- Crack in the skull and/or neck. The vertebrae in your neck may fracture if you collide with the ground or the hood of a car. Bone fragments penetrating the spinal cord can cause permanent paralysis from the injury site down or even death.
- Whiplash. The whipping motion of the neck in a fall or impact can cause damage to the soft tissues of the neck. When muscles, tendons, and ligaments are overstretched or torn, the result can be chronic pain, decreased movement, and even lifelong disability.
- Vertebrae that have become dislodged. Even if the vertebrae in your neck don’t dislocate, you may still feel discomfort and have limited mobility after an accident, even if your neck bones don’t break. Dislocated bones can cause the same symptoms as shattered vertebrae if they impinge on the spinal cord. There is a risk that the sufferer will be paralyzed or killed.