Those who ride motorcycles love the feel of the wind on their faces as they travel through areas of great natural beauty. Even though traveling by motorcycle gives the rider a feeling of freedom and joy, a motorcycle leaves this rider much more vulnerable to accident injuries than does a vehicle like a car or truck. With no outer body or safety features like air bags for protection, injuries that are sustained in motorcycle accidents are often severe and take a long time to heal. They may even leave the victim permanently disabled. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, the smart thing to do is to speak to an expert New York motorcycle accident attorney as soon as you can.
Long Bone Fractures
Long bone fractures and injuries of the lower extremities are common in motorcycle accidents because a rider will try to break his fall by using his legs if the motorcycle begins to tip over. A fractured femur (thigh bone) can take many months to heal completely and can, initially, cause a large amount of bleeding. If the skin is broken, there is also the possibility of infection. The bones of the lower leg, the tibia and fibula, may also be fractured in a motorcycle accident, causing immobility and pain. Long bone fractures are a medical emergency and the victim must receive treatment as soon as possible.
Thoracic and Spinal Cord Injuries
The thoracic area is like a bony cage that holds many of the body’s most vital organs, including the heart and lungs. Injuries to this area may be life-threatening. Even when they are not, they often take a long time to heal and may lead to complications like pneumonia or cardiac contusion. Spinal cord injuries may cause damage to the vertebral discs that causes pain that can be difficult to treat. Severe injury to the spinal cord may even cause paralysis and may cause the victim to become disabled for the rest of his or her life.
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Personal injury and motorcycle accident lawyers at Littman & Babiarz Law Office have been helping those with injuries in central New York for over 30 years. We have Law offices in Auburn and Ithaca NY, and look forward to supporting clients throughout Lansing, Watkins Glen, Owego, Elmira and surrounding Tomkins County, Seneca County, Cayuga County, Cortland County, Schuyler County, Chemung County, Tioga County, Yates County, Onondaga County and Broome County communities. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident and need legal guidance you can trust, Get in touch with us online or call us at 607-277-7527 regarding your free initial consultation today.