Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Motorcycle Accident attorneys Glenn and Robin Herman explain motorcycle accidents, what can be done to avoid them, and what to do if you are a victim of one.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,985 motorcyclists were killed in 2019, and more than 87,000 were injured. In fact, motorcyclists are twenty-eight times more likely than those in passenger vehicles to die in a traffic accident. The majority of motorcyclists involved in accidents are under the age of 29 and lack experience or proper safety training. Therefore, it is important for all motorcycle riders to understand what causes these accidents and how they can be prevented.
In this article, New York City-based motorcycle accident injury attorneys Glenn and Robin Herman provide an overview of motorcycle accidents, what can be done to avoid them, and what to do after you have been involved in a motorcycle accident
Common Kinds of Motorcycle Accidents in NYC
Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident will vary based on a multitude of factors involved, including the kind of accident that has occurred. Common types of motorcycle accidents include:
Common Types of Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can lead to a variety of injuries including:
lower extremity damage, which can include fractures that may result from direct contact with another vehicle or object or from being dragged along the ground after an accident.
head and chest injuries, which include trauma resulting from direct impact with another vehicle or object or from being thrown off the bike at high speeds.
upper body injuries, which often stem from being thrown off the bike onto hard surfaces such as asphalt or concrete.
whiplash, which is caused by sudden jerking motions during a collision that cause soft…