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Florida Motorcycle Accident Chest Injuries

Chest Trauma Inflicted by a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents are notoriously violent affairs that end up killing thousands of riders every year and severely injuring those that survive. Those that manage to make it out of motorcycle accidents alive will often have to contend with a wide range of damages that can negatively affect their lives. Motorcycle accidents are known for inflicting trauma to the chest which can cause a number of injuries that lead to damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. 

Motorcycle Accident Claims and Chest Injuries

Motorcyclists are very exposed when they are on the road. There are no airbags let alone a barrier made by a vehicle’s chassis that can absorb the blow of an impact with another vehicle or static object. Severe injuries are the norm because of this which is why many of these types of accidents can often call for filing a claim against whichever party is at-fault for the accident. More minor injuries are usually coverable by a person’s personal injury protection (PIP) which is required by Florida law to be gone through first regardless of accident fault before considering filing a claim against someone else. 

Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else and are struggling to deal with medical bills, have missed out on much-needed wages, or are dealing with immense psychological trauma inflicted by the experience then there are legal options for you to seek compensation for these damages. A motorcycle accident injury claim can be filed against the negligent parties that caused your injury and lead to a settlement that can help you get back on your feet. 

In order to file a claim, you need to have suffered a severe injury that is too much for your own coverage to handle, be able to prove it was caused by your motorcycle accident, and you must be able to prove that the defendant party is liable for your injury. The process of filing a motorcycle injury claim is nuanced and complicated requiring the assistance of a legal professional well versed in the field. Consider speaking to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer that can help you notify the insurance company, build your case, negotiate a settlement, or take your case to court in a lawsuit if need be.

How Does Motorcycle Chest Injuries Occur?

When riding a motorcycle there are parts of the body that are more prone to injury than others than in a car accident due to the exposure of the rider and their different positioning. Collisions with another vehicle run a high chance of inflicting trauma to the torso. This is not just because of direct impact which is a concern, but also because of secondary vectors for trauma caused by a collision. In many cases, motorcyclists are thrown from their bikes when they are hit by a car.

They can then suffer severe trauma when their body slams either into another object, the ground, or another vehicle. There are also cases where a bike can fall onto a motorcyclist and crush them. Despite motorcycles being much lighter than cars and other motor vehicles, they still have enough weight to severely injure someone should they fall on them. 

Common Motorcycle Chest Injuries

Some of the most brutal injuries a person can suffer in a motorcycle accident are chest related. Your torso houses many of your body’s essential organs that damage can disable or bring someone dangerously close to death. Common Chest injuries inflicted by motorcycle accidents include:

Broken Ribs – Broken bones are a common occurrence in motor vehicle accidents in general; not just motorcycle accidents. However, broken ribs are very common amongst bikers and can prove to be very serious injuries. Breaking a bone may not seem like a big deal. But breaking a rib can compromise the organs they surround. Broken ribs can break and rupture or lacerate other organs leading to dangerous complications. 

Lung Injuries – Your lungs are the central part of your respiratory system and can be badly damaged in a motorcycle accident. They are located on either side of the chest and take up a fair amount of space making them more likely to be damaged. They can be crushed by severe trauma or they can be punctured by broken ribs leading to internal bleeding, collapse, and overall respiratory failure. 

Damaged Aorta – Your aorta is the body’s major blood vessel that makes up the backbone of your body’s circulatory system. Immense trauma experienced in motorcycle accidents can cause this artery to tear, rip, or even burst which can cause internal bleeding, 

Seek an Experienced Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Let the experienced lawyers at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA review your case for free. While no one case is alike, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Riding a motorcycle on Florida’s highways, streets, and roadways is your right as a Florida driver with a motorcycle endorsement. Even if you are visiting the sunshine state on vacation as part of a motorcycle trip, your right to the road is the same as that of other drivers.

If you’ve experienced an injury due to a left hook motorcycle accident that was not your fault, call 727-451-6900 or contact us online today to schedule a free evaluation of your case. We never forget our goal—the best interests of our clients. Our lawyers are compassionate, experienced professionals who can help guide clients through a difficult time of their lives. Don’t settle for low-value settlement offers from insurance companies—ask the Florida personal injury lawyers at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA if they can help today.

Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA
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Clearwater, FL 33765
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