Bone Fractures Resulting from Motorcycle Accidents

by Christopher Hoffmann on Sep. 18, 2015

Accident & Injury Personal Injury Accident & Injury  Car Accident Accident & Injury 

Summary: Physical injuries caused by a motorcycle accident may vary from simple cuts and bruises to more serious wounds, such as bone fractures and loss of limbs.

When riding a motorcycle, it is always a good idea to take preventive measures, such as wearing a helmet and following traffic rules. However, even the most careful motorcyclist may fall victim to a road accident, whether or not he or she is at fault. It may take weeks or months to recover from a motorcycle accident. If the victim becomes permanently disabled, it may mean a severe blow to his or her financial status.

Seeking Medical Treatment After a Motorcycle Accident

Ensuring proper medical care immediately after a motorcycle accident is essential. Failure to seek immediate treatment not only causes serious health risks, but also lowers the chance of proving that the injuries suffered were actually caused by the accident.

Common Fractures Caused By Motorcycle Accidents

Closed fracture – In this type of fracture, the broken bone does not tear the skin. A closed bone fracture could still be dangerous, because it may involve multiple fractures in the bones, although the overlying skin remains intact. This type of fracture mostly affects the ankles and the feet.

Open fracture – An open fracture occurs when the broken bones break the skin and become visible from the outside. This type of fracture is more serious and causes severe pain to the victim.

Displaced fracture – The bone is broken into pieces similar to an open fracture. However, the broken bones do not remain aligned. Immediate medical attention is required in the case of a displaced bone injury.

Receiving Compensation for Your Injuries

A motorcycle accident may also cause mental injury including neurological damage and head trauma. Dealing with the financial losses caused by a motorcycle accident can be especially difficult, especially when the victim loses a limb or needs extended medical treatment. If you have suffered injury because of another's negligence, call a motorcycle accident lawyer from The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242. We will provide legal guidance to help you recover compensation.

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