Austin Motorcycle Accident Broken Bone Lawyer
Any Austin motorcycle accident is bound to cause serious injuries to the rider. Like other types of traffic accidents, some of the injuries may include broken bones. However, breaks suffered in motorcycle accidents tend to be worse because of how vulnerable the motorcycle rider is during a crash.
While cars offer external protection and things like seat belts and airbags, motorcyclists usually only have impact protection in the form of a helmet, which may or may not withstand the impact of an accident. Because fractured bones and broken bones can be numerous in these accidents and—at least temporarily—life altering, the medical bills that follow these injuries can be expensive.
An experienced Austin motorcycle accident broken bone lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP can help you seek compensation for these expenses, as well as any others you have experienced as a result of your motorcycle crash.
Broken Bones in Motorcycle Accidents
Depending on the specific nature of the injury, broken bones come in a number of different types. While there aren't really motorcycle-specific broken bones, there are some breaks that are more commonly sustained in motorcycle accidents.
Even a low-speed accident can cause serious injuries to a motorcyclist, where a car or truck driver would walk away unscathed. Some of the most common broken bones in motorcycle accidents are listed below:
- Arm – Radius and ulna (forearm) and humerus (upper arm)
- Leg – Tibia and fibula (shin) and femur (thigh)
- Hips – Pelvis
- Jaw – Mandible
- Collar Bone
In motorcycle accidents, some bones are broken as a result of an impact with the road itself—something car and truck passengers only face in the most extreme of circumstances. For a motorcyclist, even a tap on the back tire can result in a spill and a number of broken and fractured bones.
Costs Associated with a Broken Bone
Even a fractured bone can be a tremendous expense after an accident because of the diagnostic tests and multiple visits to the medical professionals who are managing your care. Motorcyclists are fortunate to only experience a fracture, however. This is because with nothing to cushion the impact, the bones may shatter and require surgically installed plates or pins to hold them in place.
No matter how minor the injury, a fractured or broken bone is going to mean losing a certain amount of movement. In order to heal properly, you may have to take time off from work, meaning lost income and wages. And then there is the cost of assistive devices or caretaker expenses if you need help around the house or caring for your children.
An experienced Austin motorcycle accident broken bone lawyer from our firm can help you recover some of these costs so you can focus on your recovery. Any expense or damage you have incurred as a result of your motorcycle accident and broken bone should be compensated by the party responsible.
Help from Capable Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you have sustained either a fractured bone or a broken bone because of a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation from the party at fault for what happened. The experienced lawyers of Colley & Colley, LLP can help you determine the best way to move forward.
We are experienced motorcycle accident attorneys, and we will work hard to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, please call 512-477-2001 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.