If you are one of the many people in California who love to ride your motorcycle, you know that your beloved past time comes with its share of risks. Many of these risks come in the form of other drivers who do not properly take bikers into consideration.
Many types of injuries may result from a crash with a car, truck or other vehicle. Some injuries may be visible to the eye while others may not. Some injuries may even develop over time.
Internal bleeding and types of trauma
When an internal part of the body experiences an injury, bleeding in the area may occur. As explained by WebMD, this may be due to an injury caused by an object piercing the person’s body through to the internal tissues or organs. In these situations, blood vessels may burst and lead to bleeding. This type of injury is referred to as a penetrating trauma.
A person’s body may not experience the penetration of another object, but internal organs or tissue may be damaged by the sheer force of an impact. This type of injury is referred to as a blunt trauma.
Body parts associated with internal bleeding
Internal bleeding may occur in the abdominal cavity near the kidney, spleen or other organs. Bleeding and injury may occur near the heart or the lungs. Head trauma may also involve bleeding in the brain.
More information about the various types of injuries that may result from a motorcycle crash with another vehicle may be found at the injured biker page of our California motorcycle accident and injury website.