Arm Injuries From a Motorcycle Accident
We Fight for Maximum Compensation Allowable for Motorcycle Crash Victims
In a motorcycle accident, riders and passengers may automatically use their arms to brace for impact. Naturally the arms, wrists, hands, and fingers receive the brunt force of impact, particularly when the heavy motorcycle lands on any of these parts.
This type of motorcycle arm injury is so common it is often referred to as “biker’s arm,” or “rider’s arm.”
What is Biker’s Arm?
Similar to whiplash, injuries from biker’s arm can range in severity and may not show up for days or weeks later. Injuries range from temporary nerve damage to broken bones, permanent loss of the use of arms, hands, and fingers, to amputation in some cases.
That is why we urge those who have been injured in a motorcycle crash to get immediate medical treatment.
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we have employees who are motorcyclists, themselves. And we have represented hundreds of motorcycle accident victims against insurance companies. Some of those insurance companies have sometimes tried to do everything possible to deny or minimize payment for injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer or call 1-866-900-7078.
Symptoms of Biker’s Arm
Biker’s arm injuries can affect a variety of nerve pathways, including the brachial plexus in the upper arm, the median nerve, radial nerve, and ulnar nerve. Damage to these nerves during an accident can cause loss of feeling and movement – sometimes permanently. The following symptoms may be a sign of biker’s arm and should be checked out immediately by a medical professional:
- Hands and fingers – good to moderate use
- Shoulder and elbow muscles – minimal or no control of these muscles
- Fingers – inability to wiggle fingers
- Arm/fingers – no feeling in arm or fingers and/or inability to move them
Treatment for Biker’s Arm
In many cases biker’s arm can be treated. The sooner the better. Some of our clients’ medical treatments have included physical therapy, special exercises, massage, chiropractic care, analgesics, and sometimes surgery. These types of injuries can sometimes take a long time to heal. Other times, nerve damage is so severe, some people never fully recover. Lengthy treatment can be expensive, time consuming, and may require time off work.
How Arm Injuries Can Impact Your Life
The impact of any type of serious injury, including arm injuries, can be far-reaching. Most jobs and many everyday tasks such as cooking and basic hygiene require the full use hands, arms, and fingers.
You may be coping with excessive medical bills, loss of income, and the prospect of long-term care and rehabilitation. That is why financial difficulties after a motorcycle accident are not all that uncommon.
We have handled hundreds of motorcycle injury cases, and we understand what you are going through. Don’t let the insurance company tell you what your options are. Let us listen to your concerns and show you all the options you have to try to help you get your life back on track.
Call our offices at 1-866-900-7078
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