Broken Bones and Fractures Resulting from Motorcycle Accidents
Broken bones, or fractures, are some of the most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. With treatment, many broken bones heal relatively quickly and with few complications. However, in some cases, severe fractures can lead to significant impairments, including temporary or permanent disability. Victims may require extensive physical therapy and accumulate steep medical bills, not to mention the impact of lost wages and diminished earning capacity, as well as considerable pain and suffering.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and suffered a bone fracture or multiple fractures as a result, it is a good idea to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, our Los Angeles motorcycle accident bone fracture attorney has recovered more than $125 million in compensation in his 30+ years in practice. Our entire team believes that, regardless of the severity of your injuries, you deserve justice—and we are prepared to advocate tirelessly for you.
Types of Bone Fractures Commonly Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are typically traumatic events, resulting in severe bodily injury. Even a seemingly minor crash can result in a serious bone fracture.
Bone fractures are generally classified as:
- Displaced: A displaced fracture occurs when the bone breaks into multiple pieces and moves out of alignment.
- Non-Displaced: A non-displaced fracture involves a bone that breaks into multiple pieces but remains in alignment.
- Open: An open fracture occurs when the bone breaks through the skin.
- Closed: A closed fracture occurs when the bone does not break through the skin.
Within these classifications, there are several different types of bone fractures.
Some of the most common types of broken bones associated with motorcycle accidents include:
- Comminuted Fractures: These occur when the bone breaks into many pieces (i.e., more than two separate pieces)
- Compression Fractures: Most commonly affecting the vertebrae, these fractures involve the partial collapse of the bone
- Transverse Fractures: Occurs when the break forms a right angle with the bone’s typical axis
- Linear Fractures: Occurs when the break is in line (parallel to) the bone’s typical axis
- Oblique Fractures: Describes a break that is diagonal or curved, forming a non-right angle with the bone’s typical axis
- Spiral Fractures: These fractures occur when the bone twists at the point where it has broken
Some breaks have more serious implications than others, but all bone fractures require the attention of a qualified medical professional. If you suffered any type of broken bone or fracture in a motorcycle accident, be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible. In cases of medical emergencies, such as an open fracture where the bone has penetrated the skin, call 911.
Most Common Broken Bones in Motorcycle Accidents
Because motorcyclists are often flung from their bikes when they collide with other vehicles or objects along the roadway, they are at risk of sustaining serious fractures. Even with the proper protective gear, such as helmets and heavy clothing, motorcyclists are relatively unprotected in accidents.
Some of the most common broken bones in motorcycle accidents include:
- Vertebral fractures
- Compression fractures of the spine
- Skull fractures
- Broken ribs
- Fractured femurs
- Shoulder and collarbone fractures
- Broken arms, legs, hands, wrists, fingers, and toes
- Fractured hips
- Broken kneecaps
Often, broken bones lead to other injuries. A broken rib can puncture a lung, a fractured arm may accompany torn ligaments in the surrounding area, and a skull fracture can lead to a traumatic brain injury. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the relationships between these injuries, as well as the myriad ways in which they affect victims’ lives.
Led by founding attorneyScott J. Corwin, our team offers personalized legal representation and compassionate counsel every step of the way. We work with a team of experts, including accident reconstructionists and medical professionals, to determine how the accident occurred, how your injuries have and will impact your life, and who is liable.
Damages for Injured Motorcycle Accident Victims
Although they are often thought of as less serious injuries, broken bones can have many lasting effects on a person’s life. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we fight for maximum compensation for our clients so that you can get the medical care you need to heal and move forward with your life.
Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident bone fracture attorney can help you seek fair compensation for the following damages:
- Emergency medical care costs
- Ambulance and hospital fees
- Surgery and other treatments
- Medications and medical devices
- Future and ongoing medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Lost future earnings
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
Remember that every case is different; it is impossible to determine the potential value of your claim without first discussing the specific details of your situation. We encourage you to reach out to our firm today to set up a free case evaluation with Attorney Scott J. Corwin today.
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