Brenna Boyce PLLC Attorney at Law

attorney advertising

Call us now to schedule a consultation

Common motorcycle accident injuries

If you are driving a vehicle and suddenly become an accident victim, your chance of having a serious injury is considerably less than if you had been riding a motorcycle.

Severe injuries can happen to anyone who is involved in a highway crash, but certain types of injuries are more common among motorcycle riders due to their lack of protection.

Lack of protective shield

The occupant of a passenger vehicle or truck is encased in a protective steel framework that is designed to hold up during a crash. On the other hand, the only protection a motorcycle rider can count on is represented by the kind of gear he or she chooses to wear, including a DOT-approved helmet. Vests and jackets are now available with airbags that deploy upon impact and are designed to protect the chest and vital organs.

However, despite innovations in motorcycle apparel, a rider is still vulnerable. According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80 percent of all motorcycle crashes result in injuries or fatalities.

Hitting the road 

If your skin is exposed as you hit the ground during a motorcycle accident, you could suffer road rash. Like a burn, there are several degrees. You could have a first-degree abrasion, which is a mild condition, or a third-degree injury where the outer layer of skin is scraped off, exposing the underlying fat and tissues, and which requires immediate medical assistance.

Suffering a break

Because a heavy motorcycle falls over during an accident, often pinning its rider down, a broken leg is the most common injury motorcyclists suffer. Next comes a fractured wrist or arm since many riders intuitively tries to break her or his fall.

Other serious injuries

An experienced attorney familiar with these types of injuries motorcyclists sustain will tell you that traumatic brain injuries plus spinal cord, back and neck injuries are among those they see.

The problem for a victim continues when an insurance company offers a low-ball settlement. Fortunately, whether an injured rider suffers road rash, fractures or TBI, he or she will want to focus on recovering, letting professionals handle the matter of insurance compensation for those injuries.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The weekly Brenna Boyce Law Forum Radio Show on WHAM 1180 offers our listening audience a weekly topic of legal interest.
Read more about the show
Email us for a response

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Honors & Accreditations

Super Lawyers

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Best Lawyers

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Peer Review Rated

Robert L. Brenna, Jr.Preeminent AV Rating

Sheldon W. Boyce, Jr.Preeminent AV Rating

  • Super Lawyers
  • New York State Academy
  • AVVO
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • LCA
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100


Brenna Boyce PLLC Attorney at Law
31 East Main Street
Suite 2000
Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585-454-2000
Fax: 585-454-3010
Rochester Law Office Map