A motorcyclist knows that a Harley, cruiser, chopper, superbike, or any type of motorcycle can turn into a “murdercycle” within minutes. Sadly, there are thousands of motorcyclists killed and millions who are injured every year in motorcycle crashes throughout this nation.
Because motorcycles lack the metal cases that vehicles are enclosed in which protect them from nature’s elements and absorbing the impact of crashes, motorcyclists are left more exposed. This causes riders to bear the brunt of the impact – sustaining injuries and fatalities in Orange County motorcycle crashes.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash in Mission Viejo, you know that injuries can range in severity. Some accidents produce life-altering injuries and others are more minor in comparison; however, painful injuries can still occur even in the most minor accidents and include:
- Broken ribs
- Broken collar bone
- Broken arm and legs
- Broken femur
- Back and neck injuries
- And more
Although broken bones and ribs are common injuries that motorcyclists sustain in Southern California motorcycle crashes, they are still very painful injuries that often take a long time to fully heal. A broken rib or bone can be significant to a motorcycle rider, keeping them from being able to drive, work, or even care for themselves or others.
Although some fractures only take about one month to heal, there are other broken bone injuries that require surgery and lengthy physical therapy sessions in order to fully heal. Because broken bone injuries seem like a straight forward injury, many motorcycle accident victims attempt to handle their own personal injury claims with the insurance company.
If you break any bone in an Orange County motorcycle crash, talk with an experienced lawyer to find out if you can get more compensation than you could on your own. Many times, broken ribs and bones will prevent you from returning to work for a length of time and may cost you more financial stress than you presumed.
Contact an experienced Mission Viejo motorcycle accident attorney at the Law Office of John P. Burns today and receive a free consultation. While you are in pain and trying to heal, you will need someone to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call today (877) 320-1338. Also request your FREE book at our website, 9 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Vehicle Accident Case.