Femur Fractures & Motorcycle Accidents: Riding a motorcycle can be one of the most freeing feelings one can obtain in the 21st century. From feeling the wind on your skin to hearing the constant hum of the bike, the experience is like none other. That is why biking is such a common activity, especially here in Idaho where the landscape is simply breathtaking. Individuals from all walks of life are able to enjoy this all American activity. Most of the time, bikers return home or arrive at their destination unscathed. However, this is not always the case.
With life, the unexpected does sometimes happen. No one expects to be in a motorcycle accidents. Any personal injury accident or crash is dangerous, but the effects are compounded with motorcycle crashes, primarily due to the exposure of the biker. Even with protective clothing and gear, accidents do still happen and injuries do still occur. These events are tragic, especially when the accident was the result of another individual’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence.
The Femur Bone
The femur bone is the main bone in the human body’s leg. It is quite strong, but with enough pressure or force, it can be fractured or even severed. When this happens, recovery time can last months if not years. Oftentimes, an injured femur will leave victims on crutches or even in a wheelchair. Both of these scenarios are quite unfortunate for anyone, but if the victim’s job includes manual labor, the negative consequences are magnified.
Because of the inherent risks involved in riding a motorcycle, bikers should always be cautious and take all necessary safety measures. A biker should never operate a motorcycle when intoxicated or sleepy; motorcycles should only be operated when the biker is fully alert and able to ride. This will greatly reduce your chances of being in and causing a motorcycle accident.
However, regardless of all the precautions one takes, there is still the chance than an accident can occur resulting in femur fractures. These accidents can be caused by other drivers, poor road conditions, or bad weather. All of these are completely outside of the biker’s control. When accidents do happen and if the bike falls on the biker’s leg or if the biker is thrown from the motorcycle and lands on his or her leg, an injury to the femur bone is likely to occur among other injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle related accident that has caused an injury (to the femur bone or otherwise) contact The Sargent Firm in Idaho today! Our experienced, professional staff have years of combined experience successfully handling motorcycle accidents. We encourage and invite you to speak with one of our caring and empathetic attorneys; we are confident that you will trust your case with our office. We strive to go above and beyond to meet all legal needs of our clients.
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