Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Back Injury Lawyer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that of all documented motorcycle accidents, roughly 80 percent cause injury or death to the motorcyclist. Unlike a car, which has ample crash protection in the form of airbags, seatbelts, and a steel frame, there is nothing between the motorcyclist and the pavement.

One of the unfortunate consequences of this is that back injuries are extremely common in motorcycle crashes, especially when a car or other vehicle was also involved. Whether you have suffered serious injury, paralysis, or just feel your back hasn’t “been right” since the crash, if someone else was at fault for your motorcycle wreck, you can seek financial damages. An experienced Philadelphia motorcycle accident back injury lawyer from the Pearce Law Firm can help you do exactly that.

Motorcycle Crash Back and Spine Injuries

Some of the many back injuries associated with motorcycle crashes are as follows:

Herniated Discs – During a crash, the discs of the spinal column could bear the brunt of the impact, damaging them extensively. Your range of motion may be compromised and pain or numbness can result.

Spondylolisthesis – When a disc is knocked out of position, it can decrease the amount of space inside the spine and cause nerve pressure. This can result in loss of bladder control or pain and numbness in the legs. Unfortunately, the results of this trauma can go undetected at first, with the symptoms manifesting at a later date.

Spinal Cord Injury – These injuries impact the spinal cord, which works with the brain to control all body parts and functions. Spinal injuries include inhibited voluntary and involuntary movement and paralysis, numbness, compromised breathing, loss of sexual function, and more.

Soft-Tissue Damage – Muscles, nerves, cartilage, and ligaments can all be damaged in an accident. These injuries can be harder to prove, but your Philadelphia motorcycle accident back injury lawyer will know how to prove you’re in pain.

Ongoing Care, Ongoing Expenses

A painful, damaged back can make it impossible to work and carry on life as you used to. You may have to rely on others or retrain yourself to avoid aggravating your condition.

Surgery and extended hospitalization may be necessary with back injuries. You may need treatment and rehabilitation for years. You may also have to resort to pain medication just to get through the day. It’s essential that you make sure you have the best care so that you can improve as much as possible.

The best-case scenario would be for the insurance companies to pick up the bill for all of your current and future damages. However, they often stall, trying to pay you as little as they can get away with.

After a motorcycle accident, reimbursement for the following is possible:

  • Medical expenses, current and future
  • Physical therapy
  • Rails, ramps, and home equipment
  • Walkers, canes, and wheelchairs
  • Loss of past and future wages

Help from Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Sometimes back injuries are hard to prove as many people have some degeneration in their back—whether they know it or not—from past injuries and wear and tear. Insurance companies and defendants know this and will try to say that your back trouble is a pre-existing condition.

In Pennsylvania, it is possible to prove that a pre-existing condition was worsened in a crash. A Philadelphia motorcycle accident back injury lawyer from our office will know how to do this.

For you to get the maximum settlement, you need to know how to deal with the insurance companies. If the settlement offered is inadequate, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. The Pearce Law Firm, PC can look into your case and hire experts to testify on your behalf if a court date becomes necessary. Call us today at 215-557-8686 for free with no commitments, or complete the form below.