Can motorcyclists suffer from crush injuries?

Firm News,Motor Vehicle Accidents On Friday, October 4, 2019

Connecticut motorcyclists understand that you are at risk for more severe injury than some of your counterparts on the road. This is because you don’t have a lot of coverage. The lack of coverage can also lend itself to crush injuries, which can be quite brutal.

Crush injuries are defined by Medline Plus as an injury that happens when pressure or force is applied to your body. The pressure is usually intense or held over an extended period of time. Crush injuries can lead to numerous side effects that can include issues like:

  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Lacerations or open wounds
  • Secondary infection
  • Nerve injury
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Soft tissue damage

If crush injuries are particularly severe, it can lead to the necessitation of an amputation due to oxygenated blood not being able to get to the affected extremity. Crush injuries involving the trunk, head or neck can be even more lethal due to the sensitive organs in these areas.

They occur most often when the body is pinned between two hard surfaces. In the case of car accidents, this usually involves you being pinned between your motorcycle and another vehicle, or between your motorcycle and the ground. In some particularly harsh cases, motorcyclists may end up pinned beneath their motorcycle and another vehicle.

If you have suffered from complications of crush injuries, you may want to contact an attorney. They can talk to you about potential compensation options which can help you in the recovery during the aftermath of the crash.

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