Motorcycle Accidents and Common Injuries
Motorcycle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which can be severe or even fatal. One of the most common types of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are head injuries, which can include concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries. These injuries often occur when riders are not wearing helmets, or if their helmets are not properly fastened. Other common injuries include road rash, which can result from sliding along the pavement after a crash, as well as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and internal organ damage.
One way to prevent head injuries is by following Massachusetts’ state law about riding with a DOT approved helmet. DOT approved helmets are helmets that are tested for durability and are up-to-date with required chin straps and impact requirements. Additionally, all Boston area motorcycle riders must have goggles, eyeglasses or a protected face shield on their bike that protects their eyes from any flying debris, rain, dust or material that could impact their ability to see and ride safely.
Factors That Influence a Motorcycle Accident
There are many factors that can contribute to motorcycle accidents and the resulting injuries. One major factor is the lack of protection that motorcycles offer compared to other vehicles, leaving riders more vulnerable to injury in the event of an accident. Additionally, other drivers on the road may not always be aware of motorcycles, leading to collisions. Speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, hazardous road conditions, such as potholes, uneven pavement, or loose gravel, can also contribute to accidents and injuries.
The best way to prevent motorcycle accident injuries is to follow safe motorcycle guidelines, which includes riding when the roads are in good condition, always wearing a helmet and checking your motorbike for mechanical issues, as well as following the speed limit and refraining from unsafe practices like lane splitting.
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