According to The Hurt Report, the likelihood of injury is extremely high during motorcycle accidents and 98 percent of multiple vehicle accident along with 96 percent of single vehicle accidents resulted in an injury to the motorcyclist, while 45 percent were more than a minor injury to the rider.
One of the common injuries that occurs to a rider is known as biker’s arm, which is caused when the nerves in the upper arm are damaged resulting from a fall. If severe enough, this can cause permanent paralysis of arm movement.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we have great sympathy for those injured in motorcycle accidents and offer accident victims “Free Case Evaluations” in order to seek justice against these negligent and injury causing individuals. Our motorcycle accident lawyers also operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will not charge you for our services unless a successful verdict or settlement has been made. Contact us today to begin exploring your legal options.
Types of Accidents Causing Biker’s Arm
Biker’s arm is caused when a motorcycle lands on a riders arm during an accident. The force created during this type of accident can cause a rider to experience permanent nerve damage and may cause the rider to permanently lose some or all functions of their limb. Some common types of motorcycle accidents causing biker’s arm include:
- Bad Road Accidents
- Bad Weather Accidents
- Blind Spot Accidents
- Construction Zone Accidents
- Drunken Riding Accidents
- Inexperienced Rider Accidents
- Intersection Accidents
- Left Turn Accidents
- Motorcycle Malfunction Accidents
- Speeding Accidents
Any time a motorcycle lands on a biker’s arm following an accident, this can cause permanent nerve damage, therefore resulting in this condition.
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis is defined as the loss of muscle function and can occur in one or more muscles. This can be accompanied by the loss of feeling in the affected area. A study performed by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation demonstrates that nearly one in 50 individuals have been diagnosed with some form of paralysis.
When paralysis occurs as a result of riders arm, one or more of the three primary nerves of the arm must be affected. Of course, loss of function to the arm can also be caused as a result of an injury to the spinal cord, typically occurring in the brachial plexus. The three nerves of the arm include:
Median Nerve: This nerve travels down the medial side of the arm, crosses in front of the elbow, and travels through the carpal tunnel into the hand. This nerve gives feeling to the skin throughout most of the hand, palm, thumb, index, and middle fingers. When this nerve becomes compressed over time, it often causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
Radial Nerve: This nerve travels down the back and outside of the upper arm. This nerve sends signals to the muscles to straighten the elbow, lift and straighten the wrist, thumb, and fingers. This nerve gives feeling to the skin on the outside of the thumb, back of the hand, index finger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger.
Ulnar Nerve: This nerve travels down the inside of the arm, passes behind the elbow, and lies in a groove between the two boney points on the back and inner section of the elbow. This nerve allows the muscles to bend the wrist and fingers, and allow the fingers to move from side to side. It gives the skin feeling on the outer part of the hand, little finger, back of the hand, palm, and ring finger. People often refer to this nerve as the funny bone when bumped.
If you believe you may be suffering from biker’s arm following an accident, our attorneys welcome you to contact us to begin exploring your legal options.
Contact Our Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
Our Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyers offer our clients a great variety of services to protect their rights following an accident. Our team will perform our own supplemental investigation and fact finding discovers, which allows us to rely on more than what the accident report states. These details may be the difference between a riders claim going in their favor or not.
Based in Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven Connecticut, our lawyers are able to serve clients throughout the entire state and elsewhere needed. Some of the local areas our attorneys serve include:
- New London
- Stafford Springs
To begin exploring your legal options, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers invites you to contact us today at 203-397-1283 or complete the “Free Case Evaluation” located at the top of this page. It is completely free and all information will remain confidential.