What a Pain in the Neck: Common Injuries After a Daytona Motorcycle Crash

Daytona Beach is known for its beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery, and affinity for motorsports, so it’s no wonder that the waterfront town is home to many bikers. Riding on a motorcycle along I-4 or on beachside is one of the most exhilarating experiences a person can have. Unfortunately, bike riding is also dangerous and can leave you with serious injuries. Although many different issues can occur after a Daytona motorcycle crash, some are more common than others.

  • Broken Bones. Since there’s nothing protecting you from crashing into the road during an accident, it’s probably no surprise that bikers often experience broken bones when involved in collisions. Both lower and upper extremities can experience fractures, which can cost riders both time and money.
     
  • Road Rash. When your skin hits the pavement at high speeds, you will likely experience road rash. This injury is the result of your skin scraping against a hard surface. You may only experience a minor case of road rash, or one that is quite severe. Often, the difference depends on what kind of gear you have on and how fast you’re traveling.
     
  • Head Injuries. Perhaps the most severe, head injuries can occur when the head hits the pavement or any other object. Head injuries are quite dangerous, and have the potential to be fatal, which is why wearing a helmet is crucial.
     

Motorcyclists often do what they can to stay safe, including driving defensively and ensuring they are seen by other drivers. Unfortunately, the worst can happen and you can become the victim of a Daytona motorcycle crash. If this happens to you, you’ll need an experienced lawyer on your side to fight for your rights.

The law offices of Johnson and Gilbert want you to receive the compensation you deserve. Medical diagnostics and treatments are expensive, and unless you have an attorney helping you, you may end up paying the bills yourself, which isn’t fair. Give us a call to talk with an attorney about your situation.

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