Fractured Bones in Motorcycle Accidents
A fractured or broken bone is a very common injury for motorcyclists involved in accidents. Fractured bones in motorcycle accidents are often severe and may require surgery as well as time spent in a cast or other rehabilitative efforts. When your injuries are caused by the negligence of another, those responsible should be held legally accountable. The attorneys at our firm are dedicated to making sure motorcyclists know their legal rights and options in the aftermath of a crash. Costs related to injuries escalate quickly, and often filing a lawsuit is the only way to make sure victims have financial security to cover those expenses. The Miami motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are not satisfied until our clients are. We work tirelessly to make sure those who have been injured in motorcycle collisions in the Miami area have a strong legal advocate on their side. Our firm represents clients in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you’ve sustained a broken or fractured bone in a motorcycle accident, please contact us today to find out more about how we can help.Fractured Bones in Motorcycle Accidents
Fractured bones are the most common injury that victims of motor vehicles collisions. Motorcycle accidents are no exception. Many different situations can lead to fractured bones. For instance, if a victim is ejected from their motorcycle and uses their arm to brace themselves, they may suffer a break. Other common fractures include those affecting a victim’s spin, legs, and pelvis. Additionally, since Florida law does not require motorcyclists to wear helmets, skull fractures are likely for riders who choose not to protect their heads.
Different kinds of fractures require different kinds of treatment. Even more minor fractures still may need a temporary splint or brace. Depending on the type of work a victim does, this could interfere with their ability to do their job. More severe breaks, which are likely in motorcycle accidents, often need multiple surgeries. These surgeries may include placement of metal plates, rods, or screws into bones, either temporarily or permanently. It is vital to receive immediate medical attention in the aftermath of a crash, as a fractured bone can be serious. Without proper care, infections or a ‘non-union recovery’ can occur, where the bone does not heal correctly within the first few months after breaking.Negligence Causing Fractured Bones in Motorcycle Accidents
Most motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligent actions of another driver. Many drivers fail to yield to motorcyclists, or simply do not even look for their presence before making a maneuver. In order for victims to be compensated from a party responsible for their injuries, negligence must be proven. Someone is negligent when they breach an owed duty of reasonable care and cause another person’s injuries. For example, when a driver is distracted by his or her phone and not looking at the road and strikes a motorcyclist, that would be deemed an unreasonable action behind the wheel.
A motorcycle collision victim can be awarded damages in the form of past and future medical expenses, including any physical or occupational therapy costs, doctor visits, and surgical fees. Victims may also be compensated for time they have to take off work or any changes in their ability to make a living as a result of residual effects of their injury. When considering a personal injury claim, it is important to consult a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for such claims in Florida is four years from the date of the injury. This may seem like a long time, but collection of evidence, as well as filings and preparations for legal proceedings should be done quickly.Contact an Experienced Lawyer in Miami
Fractured bones in motorcycle accidents are more than a minor, painful inconvenience. They often have lasting effects on victims, especially the severe breaks that occur in motorcycle collisions. The attorneys at our firm can help you recover the compensation you need, and are entitled to. Those liable for your harm should bear the financial responsibility for your care. Contact the Law Offices of Robert Dixon at 877.499.4878 or online today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to find out about your legal options.