According to statistics, motorcycle accidents in the United States are a significant cause of bodily injuries, and—contrary to many stereotypes—it isn’t always because of reckless motorcyclist behavior. Because traveling on a motorcycle exposes you to impact and injury, especially if you are thrown from your bike, spinal injuries, back injuries, and even paralysis could all be the result.

Sadly, spine injuries can also be some of the most disabling. While many spinal injuries are resolved with rest and medical care, a significant number of these injuries can cause long-term pain, paralysis, and mobility problems. That’s why it’s especially important to consult with a Boise motorcycle accident spine injury lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates after your accident.


Common Accident-Related Spinal Injuries

The types of spine injuries that can occur in motorcycle wrecks are extensive. What specific injury occurs depends largely on the type of accident and whether you hit the pavement, another vehicle, or even the motorcycle itself. It is also dependent on the speed and nature of the other vehicles involved in the crash.

Some of the most common motorcycle wreck spine injuries include the following:

  • Herniated discs
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Dislocated vertebrae
  • Severed spinal cord
  • Nerve damage

The most severe of these is by far a severed spinal cord as it will almost certainly result in full or partial paralysis. However, even just a back injury involving bruised soft tissues can cause a great deal of pain and suffering. It is for this reason that you should always consult an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer about your options and whether you are entitled to financial compensation.


Why You Should Seek Monetary Compensation

With any spine injury, bills can pile up quickly. If you have suffered nerve damage or paralysis, you may find yourself unable to walk, work, or even care for yourself after the accident. Even less severe injuries such as slipped discs may cause an inability to work or enjoy life.

Whether or not you believe you were partially at fault, it is still worthwhile to seek damages for your spine injury and its effects.


Motorcycle Crashes and Determining Fault

Many factors go into calculating fault, including whether the other driver was inebriated, whether the other driver’s vehicle passed inspection, and whether he or she was driving dangerously or negligently—such as by speeding or driving distracted.

Your attorney will help you investigate your motorcycle accident so that you can seek compensation for your spine injury.


Work with a Capable Boise Motorcycle Wreck Lawyer

Spine injuries are some of the most serious injuries to occur in motorcycle accidents. If you or someone you love has suffered a back injury from a motorcycle accident, the lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.

For a free consultation to discuss your case, fill out the form at the bottom of this page or call our office toll free at 1-800-404-9000.