“It’s broken,” your doctor announces following your trip to the emergency room after a Maryland motorcycle accident.
Your first thought might be that it’s no big deal. After all, people break legs all the time. Take it easy for a few weeks, get used to walking with crutches and you’re fine. Right?
Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Recovery from a serious fracture or break in the leg can be much more time-consuming and expensive than you think.
What is involved in treating a broken leg? When someone breaks a leg in a Maryland auto accident, he or she could very well be facing several months of recovery that include:
- A visit to the emergency room
- A splint or cast
- Surgery to implant pins or rods
- Surgery to remove pins or rods once healing is complete (in some cases)
- Months of physical rehabilitation
- Extended time away from work
A Maryland motorcycle accident has its own set of injuries. In addition to a broken leg, you may have received other injuries. Protective clothing can help, but even if well outfitted, you might have injuries that include:
- Road rash from your body scraping along the pavement
- Burns from your leg rubbing against hot parts of the motorcycle
- Infection from foreign objects entering your skin
A motorcycle accident may seem similar to a car accident but has the potential to be much worse simply because a motorcycle does not provide the same kind of protection as a fully enclosed car with air bags.
If you or a family member has been injured in a Maryland motorcycle crash, you are likely facing a long recovery and expensive medical bills. You should speak to a skilled Rockville accident attorney who can help you get your life back to normal.
At Nickelsporn & Lundin we work directly with a registered nurse to make sure that your medical concerns are addressed as well as your legal concerns. To see why we’re the right law firm for you, call us for a free consultation at 1-800-875-9700 or fill out our online form.