The most common injuries according to George Tait Law sustained in motorcycle accidents are: Head injuries Unlike car drivers, a motorcyclist is more vulnerable to head injuries as a result of a collision. Head injuries occur even at low speed accidents. That's why it's so important to always have a helmet. Helmet greatly reduces the risk of head injury and death. Brain concussion This type of injury belongs to more serious injuries and comes to it when the brain suffers a sudden overload during an accident. Such injuries are most common when a motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet. Such an injury can affect cognitive, physical and emotional skills. The "whiplash" effect "Whiplash" is a common injury that occurs as a result of sudden acceleration or deceleration, which causes the neck to roll back or forth. The violent force causes the muscles and tendons of the neck to stretch or break, causing pain, stiffness, limited range of motion and back pain. Neck fracture Breaking the neck means breaking one or more cervical vertebrae, in most cases leading to paralysis or immediate death. abrasions The abrasion can be called a road burn, which occurs when the skin of the rider is rubbing on the road surface. Although it is a very painful injury, it rarely leads to death. Treatment may sometimes require a skin graft from another part of the body. The abrasions can cause permanent scars. If you're looking for a personal injury law firm in Salt Lake City, contact George Tait Law.