Motorcycle Accidents And Biker’s Arm
Motorcyclists understand there are risks to riding their bikes and there have been a lot of steps taken to make motorcycling safer, including wearing helmets and wearing other forms of safety gear. But when crashes happen, there is still the possibility of injury, such as nerve harm referred to as biker’s arm.
Possible injuries for motorcyclists are fractures, head trauma, road rash, and biker’s arm. These and other injuries can lead to high medical expenses and long recovery times. To understand what damage options are available, talk to a Bucks County personal injury attorney.
Force Can Lead to Biker’s Arm
When a person has a lot of force on their arm, such as the weight of their motorcycle after a crash, biker’s arm is possible. The term is used to describe types of nerve damage, including the following.
- Harm to the ulnar nerve, affecting sensory and motor control of a person’s fingers.
- Damage to the median nerve, which allows information to flow through the forearm.
- Radial nerve damage can impact the triceps and back of an individual’s hand.
Treatment plans and the impact the injury has on an accident victim’s daily life will depend on the extent of the nerve damage. When injuries are severe, it is possible the person who sustained the injury is unable to work and pursue activities they enjoyed prior to the accident.
Motorcycle ride gear that is designed for safety can help to reduce the force on a person’s arm should an accident occur. That said, even riding suits fitted with padding can’t always provide enough cushion to prevent biker arm injuries.
Road Rash, Neck and Spine Harm, and Other Injuries
Naturally, biker’s arm isn’t the only injury that is possible when motorcycles are involved in collisions. For example, road rash is a common diagnosis when a person sustains scrapes, bruises and cuts due to pavement friction. Scars and disfigurement is possible with acute road rash injuries.
There are also times when accident victims suffer from harm to their neck, back and spines. Head injuries are also possible. Severe injuries sustained in motorcycle and car accidents can lead to long recovery times, from months to years. Seeing a doctor right away is the first step. Then, there could be the need for surgeries and ongoing physical rehabilitation.
If you are facing costly care and are unable to work due to an accident injury, you may be unsure how you will move forward financially. Compensation can provide the support you need for expenses while you focus on healing. Talk to a Bucks County personal injury attorney about your options.
Was your arm injured in a Pennsylvania motorcycle crash? You may have a right to financial compensation if the accident was caused by another’s negligence. Contact a member of the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Our attorneys know how to secure the maximum settlement amount possible. Accidents happen every day. When they happen to you, it is essential you have a lawyer fighting for your rights. Reach out today, call 215-968-6602.