What Is The Most Common Injured Location A Rider Suffers In A Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcyclists can suffer injuries to just about any part of their bodies during a Florida motorcycle accident. While lower extremity injuries are more commonly suffered, upper extremity injuries tend to occur in severe and fatal accidents.
For motorcyclists in non-fatal accidents, they tend to suffer injuries to their legs and feet. According to a CDC study, 30 percent of all non-fatal motorcycle injuries were lower extremity injuries, with the largest percentage to the leg and foot. However, the study also found that 22 percent of injuries were to the head and neck followed by injuries to the shoulder, back, and chest then arms and hands and lower trunk. What this study shows is that no body part on a motorcycle rider is completely safe.
According to Ride Smart Florida, 29 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents were linked to traumatic brain injuries; however, 35 percent of non-fatal motorcycle accident injuries that required hospitalization were to the lower extremities. Typically, the lower extremity injuries that require hospitalization were fractures and internal organ injuries.
If you or someone you love has suffered a motorcycle crash injury to any part of your body, you should seek medical treatment and legal advice. By calling the Law Office of David Benenfeld, you can speak with a skilled Broward County motorcycle accident attorney in a free consultation and learn about your rights to a financial recovery. Call us today to protect your interests at 954-807-1334.