What is Biker’s Arm?
Biker’s Arm is the name for a collection of injuries common to motorcycle riders who have been in an accident. If you were in a motorcycle accident, you likely hurt your arms. As soon as you have become medically stable, you need to contact an attorney to find out how this kind of injury, along with any others, can be covered with a personal injury lawsuit.
There are hundreds of ways you can prevent injury while on your bike. Driving defensively, wearing a helmet, and using protective gear are just a few examples. If you’ve been in an accident and you weren’t being as proactive as possible with some protective measures, you can be held partially responsible for your injuries.
However, Biker’s Arm falls into a different category of accident injuries. Biker’s Arm is very difficult to prevent. When you are in an accident, your body instinctively responds to the danger. Without thinking, you throw your arms in front of you for protection. While this may help reduce the impact of the accident on your head and body, your arms are much more likely to be injured.
If the other party in the accident can be held responsible for a portion of the blame, you can sue for any losses associated with the Biker’s Arm collection of injuries. For example, if you use your arms for work (and who doesn’t), you can use a personal injury lawsuit to claim the loss of current and future wages. In addition, our hands are comprised of an extraordinary number of bones and nerves. Damage to those organs can cause life-long pain and suffering.
Biker’s Arm is a serious, long-term problem for any rider who has been involved in an accident. Don’t delay in calling a lawyer for help.