Fires stem from many motorcycle accidents every year, causing severe injuries and death in the worst cases. One of the most common types of burn injuries is actually road rash, mostly due to the fact that motorcycle riders do not have proper protective clothing or sustain a very serious accident.
Understanding the Seriousness of Road Rash
When people think of road rash, they usually do not think of it as being one of the more serious injuries that you can sustain on a motorcycle. However, this type of injury is extremely painful and severe, and can cause many issues for a rider in several ways. Road rash tends to happen when a motorcyclist is ejected from their bike, onto pavement. They lose layers of skin to the roads, which usually requires immediately medical attention and a long stay in the hospital. As you probably already know, many complications could stem from this type of injury, like an infection that could lead to more issues in the future.
Burns From Exhaust Pipes and Engines
You could also receive exhaust pipe and engine burns in the event of an accident. The exhaust and engine on a motorcycle can reach above 230 degrees when the bike is running. When a vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the rider could fall off the bike and come into contact with the exhaust or engine, leaving significant burns as a result. There have been many instances, in fact, where a motorcyclist has received second and third-degree burns in these accidents.
Because of these injuries, it is extremely important for a motorcycle rider to know how to protect themselves in the event of an accident. Therefore, if you have been injured, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Call us today for more information on how we can help you with your case.