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Common Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident

Spencer Law Firm  April 23, 2024

When you have been critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Lexington, Kentucky, there is a good chance that you have more critical injuries than the occupants of a traditional passenger vehicle crash. According to research, motorcycle riders are four times as likely to sustain fatal injuries than those passengers inside trucks and cars. Since motorcycle accident victims are more likely to have life-threatening and catastrophic injuries, it is important to communicate with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after you have been involved in a crash.

If another individual or multiple people are responsible for the accident due to reckless or negligent behavior, you may be entitled to recover compensation with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Many motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the cyclist. They are usually caused by other negligent drivers on Kentucky's highways and roads. Motorcycle accidents may also be caused by defective products such as tires, helmets, or the motorcycle itself. If you or someone you know is recently injured in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative to consult with a lawyer who has handled these kinds of cases before.

Common Injuries Associated with Motorcycle Accidents

There are many serious injuries typically associated with motorcycle accidents. The injuries that a motorcyclist can sustain are typically more severe than a victim inside a passenger vehicle because a cyclist is exposed to the elements. A motorcycle accident can lead to severe body trauma, either when the body is thrown from the bike and strikes a solid object on the ground or when it is impacted by another vehicle.

Some of the most common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents in Kentucky include internal injuries, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations and scarring (also referred to as road rash), soft tissue injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and other serious injuries.

What to Do If You've Been in an Accident

In the moments after the accident, contact the authorities in order to bring medical help to the scene and to file a police report. Taking pictures and videos of the scene can prove fruitful later when working with the insurance company or filing your legal claim.

Just because you have chosen to ride a motorcycle doesn't mean that you should have to pay the consequences when another irresponsible individual causes an accident. In most cases, when you're hurt in a motorcycle accident, you will need to go up against the other driver's insurance company. You may be under the impression that you can successfully negotiate with this insurance company on your own. One of the most important steps you need to take is to retain a knowledgeable personal injury attorney immediately. This lawyer can help you with multiple stages of your claim. Our legal team is here to help you when you’re struggling with life after a motorcycle accident.


Since a bike accident can turn your life upside down, it’s imperative to get help from a dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer at Spencer Law Group immediately. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.