Types Of Injuries That Cause Pain & Suffering After A Motorcycle Accident

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According to Crash Stats supplied by the Department of Transportation, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in crashes in 2013. Motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle commonly result in severe injuries, and most of the time, these accidents are caused by the driver of the larger vehicle and not the motorcyclist.

If you are ever involved in a motorcycle crash that is not your fault, it is always a good decision to speak to a motorcycle accident attorney. You could be entitled to more money from the insurance company or the responsible party than what you know. Pain and suffering is one sect of damages often sought in motorcycle accident claims. Here is a look at some of the most common injuries that cause pain and suffering after an accident on a motorcycle. 

Post-Traumatic Stress

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with severe auto accidents, but especially motorcycle accidents because they can be so severe. People who are involved in a crash that was no fault of their own often become too scared to get back on a motorcycle, which can be life-altering for someone who loves to ride. PTSD can bring about episodes of extreme anxiety or depression relative to the incident even though they are no longer in any danger. Sometimes, PTSD leaves a person unable to properly function in their day-to-day lives. 

Chronic Pain 

Ongoing pain because of a motorcycle accident injury could be relative to things like spinal injuries, broken bones, or damaged organs that continually cause you pain. Chronic pain is considered pain that a person has to contend with for the long term. For example, if you broke one or more vertebrae during the accident, you could deal with pain because of that injury for the rest of your life since spinal injuries can affect various other parts of the musculoskeletal system. 


Scarring after a motorcycle accident is a fairly common thing, even if an accident is not all the bad. Even road rash from being thrown across the pavement from your bike can leave you with permanent scars. Scars can sometimes be considered as part of your pain and suffering if they are especially visible or disfiguring. For example, if your accident leaves you with permanent scarring on your face, arms, or hands where they would be really visible and an interference with everyday life, the scars would be more likely to be brought up as pain and suffering. 


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