The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) reports that an estimated 32,675 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year, and more than 4,500 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States in 2012.
Due to the lack of a physical shell around the rider on a motorcycle, they are more exposed to being seriously injured in an accident. Most cars and trucks are equipped with numerous additional safety features such as air bags, anti-lock brakes and stability control. Motorcycle riders don’t have these safety features and in the occurrence of an accident, they are exposed to the direct impact of a crash and can leave motorcycle victims suffering devastating injuries or even death.
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The analysis of the The National Trauma Data Bank-National Sample Program (NTDB-NSP) showed that lower-extremity injuries were the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes, followed by upper-extremity and head injuries. Lower-extremity injuries are more frequent in motorcycle crashes; however, head, chest and abdominal injuries tend to be more severe.
Common types of injuries sustained in crashes include the following:
At Humphrey & Associates, our Orange County personal injury attorneys know how devastating these injuries can be. The sudden impact of a serious accident can be devastating and permanently change a person’s quality of life. Our mission is to help our clients secure the full compensation they need to ensure that they have access to the best medical care and that they have financial support as they are going through their recovery.
If you’ve been injured and don’t know what to do or where to turn, we’re here to help you. Call us anytime 24/7 at (844) 612-5800for a FREE, no obligation consultation. We’ll answer your questions and help you determine the best course of action for you.
In the event that your injury makes traveling difficult, we can arrange to visit you in your home or hospital. Our corporate location in Anaheim is conveniently centered to most major cities. We can arrange to send a representative to you while you are healing.
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