Motorcycle Accidents and Broken Bones
The impact a motorcycle accident can have on a rider or passenger often times inflict damage, ranging from a road rash, broken elbows, hairline fracture, brain hemorrhaging, or a crushed pelvic girdle. It is important to treat your injury and to take immediate action to protect both your legal rights and compensation.
Suffered Broken Bones Following a Motorcycle Accident
There are many types of injuries involving broken bones caused by a motorcycle accident. Its important to remember that there are different classifications of “broken bones”, such as the following:
- Incomplete fracture. An incomplete fracture is a more serious crack that doesn’t break the bone all the way through.
- Closed fracture or simple fracture. These breaks do not result in open wounds.
- Open fracture or compound fracture. These breaks penetrate the skin, creating an open wound that is subject to infection.
- Complete fracture. As the term suggests, a complete fracture occurs when the bone has broken in to two pieces.
- Comminuted fracture. Those who suffer comminuted fractures have had their bone shatter into small pieces.
- Compacted fracture. A compacted fracture is a break caused when bone pieces have been driven into each other.
It is highly recommend that you speak to a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney before doing or speaking to anyone., including insurance companies. If you or a loved one was suffered a motorcycle accident injury, then you have a limited time to take action. Please contact us online or call our 24/7 motorcycle accident attorney help line directly at (310) 943-1171 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
Some common broken bones include:
- Broken Collarbones: A broken collarbone can result in significant pain and an inability to lift your arm. Many collarbone injuries will heal with immobilization and physical therapy, but sometimes a broken collar bone may require surgery.
- Broken Ribs: While a cracked rib will not cause the victim too many complications, a rib bone that is completely broken can sometimes cause serious internal complications.
- Broken Legs and Arms: Broken legs and arms can heal with casting, surgery and/or physical therapy, but the process can be long and it can significantly interfere with regular daily activities, work, and other basic tasks.
- Broken Vertebrae: Broken vertebrae or back bones can make everything difficult and—depending on the position of the break—can endanger the spinal cord.
- Broken Pelvises: A pelvis injury is painful, can result in sexual dysfunction, and difficulty walking. Thus, prompt medical treatment, physical therapy, and other treatments are must be taken seriously.
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