Damaged Ligaments in Motorbike Accidents
If you have sustained ligament damage in a motorbike accident that was not your fault, then contact us today about making a motorbike claim. At Macks Solicitors, our lawyers fight for compensation to cover every aspect of your claim and will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to for all your injuries and financial losses. For more information without obligation, contact our experts on 0800 980 9386.
Ligament damage in motorbike accidents:
Motorbike riders are at risk of sustaining many serious injuries while on the roads, whether you are a recreational rider, or a motorbike is your main form of transport. A common injury often sustained is ligament damage in motorbike accidents: this can be a very minor issue or a very serious one, depending on which ligament is damaged and the extent of the damage. It is therefore important to be properly protected against ligament damage while riding a motorbike.
A ligament is a non-bony structure that holds together two adjoining bones, particularly in the knees and elbows. Motorbike riders are at risk from sustaining ligament damage when a motorbike accident involves a collision with another vehicle. In many cases, the knee or lower leg will come into contact with part of the car. The impact of this collision can rupture the ligaments and cause the lower leg to jolt out of place with the upper leg. Ligament damage in motorbike accidents can be very serious, often requiring lengthy and complicated operations to repair the ligaments.
Depending on the nature of the motorbike accident, ligament damage can also occur in the elbows or ankles. Whatever the circumstances, it is vital that you seek medical attention as soon as possible, as ligament damage can have a severe impact on every day life and your ability to carry out daily tasks.
Guarding against ligament damage:
There are comparatively few ways to guard against ligament damage in motorbike accidents, but one possible precaution to take is to invest in armour points on motorbike clothing. An armour point will be found in the elbows of a jacket or knees of the trousers and is designed to withstand and absorb shocks and friction. If you are then involved in a collision with another vehicle, the armour points should help to absorb some of the impact and reduce the chances of sustaining ligament damage.
Properly designed motorbike boots can offer some protection against ligament damage in the ankles, as they help to keep the foot and ankle straight when riding. It is advisable that you wear motorbike boots at all times when riding, as trainers or other shoes will not help to prevent motorbike accident ligament damage. If you have taken every possible precaution against ligament damage, then if you are involved in a motorbike accident your case for compensation will be much stronger. Such precautions are not compulsory, however they are advisable if the chances of ligament damage in motorbike accidents are to be reduced as much as possible.
How can I tell if I have sustained ligament damage?
It can often be difficult to identify or diagnose ligament damage, as the injuries will not be immediately obvious. There are certain signs to look out for, however, if you are involved in a motorbike accident. If you have sustained ligament damage in a motorbike accident, then swelling will normally appear around the affected joint at any point between two and twelve hours after the injury. The joint will become painful and you may find it difficult to walk or lift your arms. A full medical examination is advisable if you think you have sustained ligament damage, as doctors will be able to identify the extent of the injuries. Even if you think that your injuries are not that serious, it is best to have a check-up with your GP, to mention the possibility of ligament damage.
Making a claim:
Ligament damage in motorbike accidents can cause extreme pain and discomfort for the person involved. We understand the serious nature of ligament damage and will fight for compensation to cover this if you have sustained ligament injuries in a motorbike accident. Ligament damage is quite a contentious area when it comes to personal injury claims, as it is difficult to determine how far the damage will affect a person’s future quality of life. That it why it is important to discuss your claim with a specialist solicitor, as we understand all of the complexities surrounding ligament damage in motorbike claims.
For more information about making a motorbike claim, contact Macks Solicitors today for a free discussion without obligation. We are experts in dealing with all types of injuries associated with motorbike accidents and understand the complexities of claims concerning ligament damage. Contact us on 0800 980 9386 or fill out our online claim form.