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Most Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents?

Posted by Alan Fassonaki | Apr 27, 2023

Motorcycle accidents primarily harm the limbs, head and chest. The victims of motorbike accidents often suffer severe losses. They may have to miss work due to personal injuries they sustained in these occurrences, in addition to paying expensive medical expenses.

How can insurance coverage help? Are motorcycle accident attorneys even necessary? What are the most typical injuries?

Insurance and Coverage for Motorcycle Accidents

The California Department of Motor Vehicles, publishes the minimum liability insurance requirements per California Insurance Code §11580.1b, which are currently as follows:

  • $15,000 for injury/death to one person.
  • $30,000 for injury/death to more than one person.
  • $5,000 for damage to property.

These insurance policies help and serve as contracts between the bike owner and the insurance company, assisting in the provision of financial protection for the individual against harm brought on by an accident.

To put it another way, the insurance covers unintentional damages brought on by riding a motorbike. Prices for motorbike insurance largely rely on the model, make, and other factors of the bike.                      

Adjusters for insurance claims assist with the investigation of insurance claims. They assess the company's liability insurance coverages and scope. They handle property claims and personal injuries. The kind of claim and its current status will determine how long it will take the insurance companies to handle the claim. 

Are motorcycle accident attorneys necessary?

Motorcycle accident attorneys in Los Angeles are essential and important to the claim's submission and ultimately to the outcome of that particular issue. They understand the data that must be compiled in order to create a strong and persuasive case. If you have sustained serious injuries as a result of the motorbike accident, a motorcycle accident attorney can assist with your personal injury claim. 

The Most Common Injuries in Motorbike Accidents

Below are some common motorcycle accident injuries.

Injured Upper Body

Upper extremity injuries are among the other most frequent wounds. The head, face, neck, and abdomen are frequently the targets of these injuries. Broken ribs are another effect of these. Organ injury and internal bleeding are additional effects of motorbike accidents.

Friction Injury

When a biker skids across the tarmac or cement, different layers of skin are stripped away, resulting in a serious type of friction injury called road rash. The skin may be deeply scraped in cases of severe road rash.


The negative symptoms of nerve damage known as rider's (or biker's) arm may be felt by accident victims who land on their arms with their entire weight or who have their bicycle turned onto them. This disorder typically results in diminished flexibility or even motion loss.

Brain Injuries

The risk of a head injury is significantly reduced by bike protective headgear or helmets. Unfortunately, not all riders wear adequate (or appropriate) protective gear--placing them at severe risk for brain injuries like blackouts, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Head and brain injuries from cruise ship crashes have long-term physical, mental, and conduct adverse repercussions that can change one's life.


Motorcycle accidents are typically more severe than car v. car accidents. The motorcycle hardly offers any protection. A motorcycle accident attorney may assist you in preparing your case and protecting your after experiencing a motorcycle accident.

About the Author

Alan Fassonaki

What inspired me to practice personal injury law? I was 9 and imagining the win. My mother was driving me to my basketball game. My older sister came along to support me. While on the road, I thought about practice and replayed our team's game-plan in my mind. Suddenly, I hea...

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