New Jersey motorcyclists understand that you are more at risk than other vehicles simply because of the lack of protection you have compared to covered cars. We at Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C, are here to discuss the possibility of crush injuries among motorcycle riders.
Crush injuries are defined as any injury that occurs as the result of pressure or force being put on a body part. Generally speaking, this can occur when you or a part of your body is trapped between two hard surfaces.
Unfortunately, crush injuries can happen more frequently with motorcycle riders than other drivers due to the fact that you don’t have much protection between yourself and the outside world. If you get trapped between your motorcycle and another vehicle, you can easily suffer from crush injuries. You can also experience crush injuries if you end up being pinned by your bike onto the ground. Even worse, some people get pinned under both their motorcycle and another vehicle.
Crush injuries can lead to traumatic health issues. It can cause tissue death, permanent nerve damage, muscular trouble, and broken or sprained bones. It can also lead to secondary infection, laceration, and other physical trauma. The longer you are pinned and the heavier the weight is, the worse your potential injuries may be.
If you have been involved in any sort of motorcycle crash, consider taking a look at our web page on the same topic, linked here. You can learn more about compensation options, as well as how to deal with the injuries that you may face.