Broken bone from a motorcycle accident is all too common.

When you want to ride a motorcycle, you know that you have to be extra careful because you are completely exposed to the elements. No one wants to think about dealing with a broken bone from a motorcycle accident or even more devastating injuries. You may have broken a wrist, arm, leg, or rib- all you know is that you were not in pain one day, and the next day you are in excruciating pain. After an injury, you may be looking at surgery and physical therapy- and you still may not return to full mobility.

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Broken and fractured bones can happen anywhere on the body

As we stated earlier, a broken bone from a motorcycle accident is likely to occur in the wrists and ankles. While these maybe some of the more common fractures and breaks- you can experience a broken bone anywhere on the body after a motorcycle crash.

Here are other common places to experience breaks and fractures:

  • Legs
  • Skull fractures
  • Back/ Spine
  • Thigh
  • Hip
  • Pelvis
  • Arm
  • Collar Bone
  • Rib

For some people, broken bones do not heal back to full mobility, and even after you heal, you may have lifetime nerve damage. After your motorcycle crash, you will likely experience a lifetime loss of motion, mobility, and ability in that limb. You should closely follow the recovery plan designated by your doctor to have the highest chance of a full recovery.

Diagnosing a Broken Bone

To win a personal injury lawsuit, you need to have clear evidence of injury and clear liability on who or what caused your injuries. Broken bones are one of the easiest injuries to diagnose because of medical testing.

After your crash, an ambulance will likely transport you to the emergency room by ambulance, where the staff will take X-rays or MRIs if necessary. A doctor will let you know if you have a shattered, broken, or fractured bone. After they diagnose the injury, they will develop a recovery plan. It is your responsibility to follow your doctor’s orders. When fighting a personal injury case, you must attend all appointments, so you show that you’ve exhausted all options and still have yet to recover fully.

motorcycle laying on pavement with parts and pieces scattered after a car hit the motorcycle in a crash accident

If you were following the law and another person was not, you can claim compensation. Just because someone did not intend to run into your motorcycle does not mean they are excused from dealing with the consequences. You’re often not actually suing the other driver- it’s often the insurance company that you’re fighting against.

Sadly, your insurance company will also fight your claim. Even though you paid faithfully every month to ensure you’d be okay in case of emergency- they don’t give you the money you need. They are probably telling you that your injuries don’t warrant the kind of money you need.

You may think you can fight the insurance company alone, but remember this is the work they do every. Single. Day. That is why you need to call Vermont and New York motorcycle crash lawyer, Drew Palcsik today.