In one of our previous blog posts, we discussed how motorcycle accidents can lead to broken bones. What some people might not realize is that broken bones can lead to other problems. One of those problems in infection.
As a motorcyclist, you never think about the possibility of being involved in an accident. Even though this may not enter your mind often, you know it is a possibility. After all, other drivers could make a decision that leads to an accident.
Thoughts of head injuries are likely to come up when someone hears about a motorcycle accident. Some of our Ohio readers might be shocked to learn that head injuries aren't the most common injuries in non-fatal motorcycle accidents. Approximately 30 percent of non-fatal motorcycle accident result in an injury to the lower limbs. Head and neck injuries, which account for around 22 percent of non-fatal motorcycle injuries, rank second. That is followed by chest, shoulder, and back injuries, arm and hand injuries, and hip and pelvis injuries.
When you jump on a motorcycle, you know there is nothing between you and the road (or other vehicles) but your clothes. For this reason, it is important to wear as much protective gear as possible. This starts with a helmet.
When most people think about a motorcycle accident, the first thing that comes to mind is a Harley Davidson or sport bike that can easily reach speeds of triple digits.