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At The Motorcycle Injury Attorneys in Virginia Beach, we understand the open road’s call and the freedom that comes with riding. However, we also know the risks that motorcyclists face every time they ride. Attorneys Mike Deering and Chris Hedrick, founders of our firm, are not only seasoned legal professionals with over 30 years of combined experience in injury cases, but they are riders themselves. They have witnessed firsthand the dangers on our streets and highways and have dedicated their practice to defending those who have been wronged on the road.

What Are Broken or Fractured Bones in a Motorcycle Accident?

A broken or fractured bone occurs when an external force is applied to the bone, causing it to crack or break entirely. In motorcycle accidents, these forces can come from direct impacts with vehicles, the road, or other objects. The most common fractures in these incidents affect the legs, arms, ribs, pelvis, and collarbone, although any bone in the body can be broken in a high-impact crash.

Commonality of Broken or Fractured Bones

Broken bones are among the most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents, given the high force of impact and the exposed position of the rider. Without the surrounding structure of a vehicle body to absorb the collision’s energy, the rider’s body takes the brunt of the force, often leading to fractures.

The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention

Immediate medical attention after a motorcycle accident is not just vital; it could be life-saving. Even if you feel fine immediately after an accident, symptoms such as swelling, bruising, or pain can surface hours or even days later. Immediate medical evaluation ensures early detection of fractures, including those that may not be immediately visible or apparent, like hairline fractures or internal injuries.

Prompt treatment is key to avoiding complications such as bone misalignment, infections, and improper healing, which could result in further surgeries or long-term health issues. From a legal standpoint, timely medical documentation following an accident strengthens the connection between the incident and the injuries claimed, significantly impacting any subsequent claims or disputes.

Recovery Process for Broken or Fractured Bones

The recovery process for broken or fractured bones encompasses several steps:

  1. Initial Diagnosis: Using X-rays or other imaging to assess the damage.
  2. Immobilization: Keeping the affected area fixed to ensure proper alignment and healing.
  3. Pain Management: Controlling discomfort with prescribed medications.
  4. Rehabilitation: Engaging in physical therapy to regain strength and mobility.
  5. Follow-Up Care: Monitoring healing with regular medical check-ups.
  6. Return to Normal Activities: Gradually resuming daily activities based on medical advice.

Recovery can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months, with some requiring more than a year for complete healing. The duration largely depends on the severity of the fracture and the individual’s overall health and responsiveness to treatment.

Impact of Broken or Fractured Bones on Motorcycle Accident Claims

Legally, the presence of a broken or fractured bone can significantly affect the outcome of a motorcycle accident claim. Such injuries typically result in higher compensation due to the medical costs involved, the potential for long-term disability or impairment, and the overall impact on the victim’s quality of life.

Compassionate, Aggressive Legal Representation

If you or a loved one have suffered broken or fractured bones resulting from a motorcycle accident, you need an advocate who not only understands the legal landscape but who also resonates with the biker’s plight. This is where our firm stands apart. Our specialized focus on motorcycle accidents means we are uniquely equipped to handle the intricacies of your case. We work closely with medical experts to ensure your injuries are thoroughly evaluated and documented, making sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

A Track Record of Success

Our proven track record in handling cases involving broken or fractured bones from motorcycle accidents speaks for itself. We fight tirelessly for our clients, combining our aggressive approach to legal representation with personalized care and attention. Our insight into motorcycle-specific laws in Virginia allows us to explore every legal avenue to build a strong case on your behalf.

Hear From Our Satisfied Clients

One of our clients, J. Glover, had this to say about his experience with Chris Hedrick:

“Chris Hedrick is a phenomenal attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. A true diamond in the rough. Myself, and my friends and loved ones are extremely grateful for his hard work. Being an amazing human being only adds to his list of great attributes. Thanks again, Mr. Hedrick.”

Choose The Motorcycle Injury Attorneys

Choosing The Motorcycle Injury Attorneys for your motorcycle accident case in Virginia Beach means selecting a team that not only possesses deep legal expertise but also shares a genuine connection and understanding of the motorcycling community. It means choosing attorneys who will champion your cause, offering both effective legal representation and top-notch client service.

Suffering from broken or fractured bones due to a motorcycle accident can be a devastating experience, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our team is here to support and guide you through every step of the legal process, ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Let’s Stand Together

If you or a loved one are coping with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, reach out to The Motorcycle Injury Attorneys today. Allow us to take the legal burden off your shoulders so you can focus on what truly matters – your recovery and well-being.

For more information or to schedule your exclusive consultation, contact us directly. Together, we’ll ride the path to justice and healing.

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