Seattle Biker's Arm Lawyers
The roadways around Seattle have not been kind to motorcyclists. Every time a rider gets on the road, they must contend with heavy traffic, poor road conditions, and reckless drivers. Bikers are at risk to receive various dangerous injuries, from head trauma to broken bones. One of the most debilitating is biker’s arm, which can leave a rider with limited control or feeling in their hands and arm.
Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. are staunch advocates for motorcyclists who have suffered at the hands of negligent drivers. We have worked with clients dealing with a variety of devastating injuries. When we take on a case, we investigate every avenue of compensation and do not discount a single injury. If a reckless Seattle driver left you suffering from biker’s arm after a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to call us (425) 228-3860 or toll-free at (888) 228-3860 to discuss your case.
During an accident, a rider is often knocked underneath their bike as they skid to a stop. This can lead to brain damage after their head collides with the pavement or fractured legs as the bike crushes them against the ground, but it can also lead to more invisible injuries. Biker’s arm is such an injury and often occurs when your body or bike crashes down upon your arms or hands, damaging the nerves in your limb, including the median, ulnar, and radial nerves.
Initially, you may not notice any issues with your arm, but in the days after an accident you can have:
- Trouble moving your fingers, hands, or arms;
- Numbness or a lack of feeling;
- Limited or complete paralysis in your limb; and/or
- Chronic pain.
You may assume it is just soreness or shock but reporting these symptoms to your doctor could be the best chance at identifying and treating the damage. Your physician can request X-Rays, CT-Scans, or MRI’s to get a better idea of what is causing your symptoms.
If your doctor diagnoses biker’s arm, several treatment options are available. For minor nerve damage, physical therapy can help you regain control of the affected limb while massage therapy and pain medication can deal with the trauma until your nerves naturally repair themselves.
In more extreme cases, the nerve can be severed, which will require surgery to correct. Identifying this as early as possible is your best option for recovering properly. Sadly, damage that is left untreated or is too severe can be permanent, leaving you with limited use of your fingers, hands, wrists, or even total paralysis of your limb.
Whether minor or severe, biker’s arm comes with costly medical bills, weeks to months out of work, and lasting trauma that changes your entire way of life. You may have to give up on your current career, find new work, and get help with adjusting to your condition. This all adds up simply because a driver was texting or didn’t check their blind spots.
Motorcyclists are often pressured against filing claims simply because of bias. Many riders are upstanding citizens who obey all the rules of the road and, even when they are not, they still deserve fair compensation and treatment from insurance companies after an accident. If another driver caused an accident that led to biker’s arm, you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences on your own.
The Seattle motorcycle accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. firmly believe that motorcyclists deserve fair treatment from insurance companies and proper representation after an accident. When you bring your case to us, we will evaluate every aspect of the accident, from the injuries you have sustained to the wages you have lost while recovering. Contact us at (425) 228-3860 or toll-free at (888) 228-3860 to get the ball rolling on a personal injury claim and ensure you receive a fair shot at compensation.
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