[Content Updated 06/24/2022] The motorcycle rider crashing during an auto accident may suffer a wide range of injuries. But common orthopedic injuries include bone fractures to the skull, feet, ankles, legs, and toes. These cases will require crutches and plenty of rest/therapy. Most of all, these ailments can mean being bedridden for weeks or months.
Typically these injuries arise when riders get ejected from the bike and tossed into an inanimate object. These objects include passenger cars, curbs, pavement, or a concrete barrier. In fact, in many cases, the rider will be unable to work for weeks or months. Many times they stay permanently disabled.
It can also mean quadriplegia or paraplegia. The exorbitant costs entailed with this ongoing vital treatment might become astronomical. The veteran and supremely experienced Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys has multiple years of experience. Let us deal with these high-dollar negligence claims. You can reach our superior civil lawyers at (213) 596-9642.
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Taking an ambulance to the hospital and receiving medical care creates a record you received your injuries from your motorcycle accident and not some other later event. Getting medical care also helps you mitigate your losses. Victims have a duty not to exacerbate their medical condition by thinking they’re ok when it’s adrenaline masking their pain receptors. If a motorcycle accident victim makes their injuries worse, a trial court, insurer, or civil jury will reduce the victim’s monetary damages award under California’s pure comparative negligence law. The more at fault you are for causing your accident and injuries, the less money the other party has to pay you for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
Once a victim has taken steps to secure legal treatment, he or she needs to take stock. The first thing is first, who is treating the injuries? One may want a second opinion from a surgeon or other medical specialist. A General Practitioner may not be well suited to caring for a catastrophically shattered bone. The treatment for fracture injuries, by some medical providers, due to financial incentives, provides cheaper medical care for bone fracture injuries.
One of the examples of this is the break that requires corrective surgery. After all, this remains a more precise and effective healing method. As it stands, these types of motorcycle accident-related injuries usually require a prolonged convalescent period. Sadly, an unfortunate medical program can make it take even longer.
Due to the cost, victims may request the doctor use cast on the fracture injury instead of surgery. As we discussed, many labs push this method for financial gain. But if your emergency provider, EMT, or surgeon provides you with less costly medical treatment, it can cause more harm to your body over time. Also, the defendant can blame the medical care providers for causing your injuries, turning a simple motorcycle injury lawsuit into an expensive, unfair MICRA action.
Your best, most correct surgical method is, of course, more expensive. Cheap medical care makes the injury claim less valuable to the already vulnerable patient. So victims must choose their surgeon and physicians wisely. Your medical expenses get paid back at the end of your case, so you must contact the best care possible. First and foremost, if your doctor does not correctly set your broken bones, you might suffer permanent disabilities making you destitute and unemployable.
Most medical experts agree that broken bones, tendons, and surrounding soft tissue will become more vulnerable to future re-injury. Ehline Law helps seriously injured motorcycle accident victims find doctors and surgeons who agree to do the surgery now. These doctors are called “lien doctors,” and the great thing for your case is that these experts agree to receive payment later.
These medical practitioners agree to this treat now, pay later arrangement, because they trust our honest, caring personal injury lawyers to secure their payment out of the final settlement amount. In other words, we sign lien papers for the doctor, and you receive life-saving medical care today. Our firm has a no-recovery, no-fee policy, commonly known as a “contingency fee.” And we will cover all the costs upfront to win compensation for the injured biker. At the end of the case, like your surgeon, for example, we get our prices back when we collect our well-deserved attorney’s fee.
There are several types of rider spill fractures as follows:
Enduring this type of tragedy can make you feel like you’re up against the creek without a paddle and completely isolated. It’s bad enough to be immobile. Sadly, these shocking events are life-altering and extremely hard to cope with for an unrepresented individual.
Knowing how your bills will get paid remains a constant concern. Also, knowing how a person will keep their job and afford hospital care compounds the burden. How can a person relax and heal with all of this upheaval? So what is the answer?
Easy, our legal pros at Ehline Law Firm Law are motorcycle injury lawyers who can help remove Damocles’ Sword. Let us take it from over your head. Motorcycle accidents remain the nexus of many lifelong hip, pelvis, and shoulder injuries. Surgical options could include titanium hardware screwed into your bones. And this is to set the bones properly.
The best way for you to mitigate an injury is learning proper safety tactics most likely to be needed in a crash. We learned how to surf our bikes during our motorcycle safety courses, and we even learned tuck and roll. But without muscle memory, most people suffering the shock of a car striking their motorcycle will extend their arms and fly headfirst into the pavement. Any of us who took Judo, wrestling, or jujitsu knows the standard methods of breaking a fall.
The idea is to use your arms and forearms and tuck up like a baby in the fetal position as we are ejected from our steel horse. If the motorcyclist cannot break their fall like a judo master, they can easily suffer crushed bones and other ailments. Because most motorcycle riders have received no proper falling training, they regularly break bones in motorcycle wrecks. Fallen motorcycle riders will commonly suffer bracing injuries, including their hands, fingers, arms, and wrists. Sometimes the rider’s broken or crushed bone fragments will need wire mesh to hold them together like a spider web while the bones and wire calcify together and heal strong.
Sadly, significant injuries to the hands, fingers, arms, and wrists are common riding injuries in Los Angeles. As we already discussed, medical care plus surgical bone resets may be painfully unbearable. Unfortunately, most injuries to your joints cause victims to become future candidates for arthritis and bursitis. For instance, your permanent injuries can include patella-femoral pain syndrome, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and complex regional pain syndrome.
Another less discussed development is the unwanted addiction to pain killers. Some of these pain meds cause dry mouth, constipation, sleeping too much, or not getting enough sleep. For instance, conditions may include insomnia and even sleepwalk and hallucinations. These medicines can lead to wrongful suicide cases.
No doubt, when you’re seriously injured, you require an expert team of top-notch Los Angeles injury lawyers to help you so you can heal. So you should hire the best injury lawyers in Los Angeles County. You should contact the top-notch California personal injury attorneys at Ehline Law Firm. Michael Ehline, Esq., fits that bill. And he offers a free no-obligation consultation at (888) 400-9721. Or you can fill out our convenient online form today for quick, easy potential attorney-client communications. Michael is available for meetings and depositions in offices throughout California, and Greater Los Angeles, to name a few.
You must never delay in seeking legal representation after suffering a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle fracture injury attorney at Ehline Law Firm can help you win compensation. You must never blow the statute of limitations in your case because you can ruin your chances of getting money damages compensation.
We have recovered over $100 Million for clients just like you. If you want a free consultation or some free legal advice, our compassionate, trustworthy attorneys will listen to you with full attention. If you choose to retain our valiant negligence law offices, our experienced, talented staff will get to work on your case. We are the tip of the spear, and we will prove it after we win you the maximum compensation under the law!