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Seeking Medical Attention after a Motorcycle Crash

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2016 | Tampa motorcycle Accidents

The first few moments following a motorcycle accident on a Tampa road will mark the difference between a full recovery and permanent injury. Detailed information provided by the NHTSA, indicates that eighty-percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the rider. It is essential that anyone who is involved in a Florida motorcycle crash seek medical help regardless of how major or minor the injuries appear.

Common injuries found after a motorcycle collision include superficial skin abrasions, facial and mandibular fractures, broken bones in the ankle and burns. Injuries will range from minor to life-altering as is often the case when there is a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury.

Skin Abrasions:

Possibly the most common injury suffered in a motorcycle accident is an abrasion to the skin. Nearly all motorcycle riders think of the abrasion as an insignificant cut, but if the damaged skin does not receive quick medical treatment, it is possible for a motorcyclist to suffer an infection or nerve damage.

Broken Bones:

Due to the minimal protection found on different motorcycle models, broken and fractured bones are common. To limit the potential for permanent disfigurement, it is vital to wear protective gear that is produced from leather. Appropriate and timely medical treatment will likely result in a fractured bone having no permanent impact.

Spinal Cord Injuries:

In the most severe motorcycle accidents, trauma causing loss of limbs, paralysis, spinal cord damage or traumatic brain injury can result. Direct injury to the neck or back must never be taken lightly, and it is always warranted to seek immediate medical attention. Almost all serious spinal cord injury can cause ongoing disability or paralysis and loss of sensation at or below the site of injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

A traumatic brain injury is typically triggered by a potentially skull fracturing blow to the head during a Tampa motorcycle accident. The brain injury will often lead to neurological complications by causing a disruption with the signals sent between the brain and spine. A brain injury of this nature can cause lifelong impairment.

I appreciate the impact a motorcycle crash can have on your well-being and the well-being of your family. I have successfully handled motorcycle accident cases in Tampa. Before you talk with an insurance representative, allow me to provide an assessment of your situation and how he may be able to help.

Contact the office of Frank Charles Miranda today for a no obligation case evaluation at 813-902-3925.