Being in a motorcycle accident and breaking a bone can be a traumatic experience. Whether it’s a fractured bone, a minor wrist injury, or a major break, all broken bones require an extensive amount of recovery time and usually cause a significant amount of pain. This is especially true when it comes to broken bones suffered in motorcycle accidents.

Impact injuries in motorcycle accidents are common simply because you don’t have the protection of an exterior vehicle shell, which means that broken bone injuries are more likely to happen. Often, this occurs when a rider is thrown from the motorcycle.

However you broke your bone in your crash, it helps to contact a qualified Boise motorcycle accident broken bone lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. We can get to work on your claim, while you work on recovering from your injuries.


Common Signs of Fractured and Broken Bones After a Motorcycle Crash

Not every fractured bone comes with obvious symptoms. Minor hairline fractures and buckles can produce slight stiffness or soreness, but they won’t necessarily induce bruising, bleeding, or visibly distorted limbs.

This is why it’s so important to seek medical care regardless of how you feel after your crash. A fractured bone—or even a broken one—can include symptoms such as the following:

  • Extreme pain with pressure
  • Difficulty or inability to move the joint
  • Visible dents or distortions under the skin
  • Bruising
  • Pain or numbness along the bone

In any event, broken bones are serious injuries that require extensive medical care and attention. While these signs can sometimes indicate sprains and tissue damage, it’s important to rule out more severe issues after a motorcycle accident. An untreated fractured or broken bone can heal incorrectly and may lead to a permanent disability, even if it feels like a minor injury at the time.


Calculating Fault After a Motorcycle Accident

If you are in an accident while riding your motorcycle and you break a bone, you may be entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation you can receive will be affected by whether you were at all at fault.

In motorcycle accidents, fault is calculated based on a number of variables, so you should never assume that you are responsible for the accident until you have consulted with us first.

For example, if the other driver was driving under the influence of alcohol, driving distracted, or speeding, these details may be enough to automatically assign fault to the other person. This can make a tremendous difference to your case as the less fault that is assigned to you, the more compensation you could receive.


Experienced Boise Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

The lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates have many years of experience managing motorcycle accident cases in the Boise area. We can help you determine the best way to move forward after your accident. If you have been in a motorcycle wreck in Boise, please complete the form below or contact us at 1-800-404-9000.