That’s why it is always recommended that you see a doctor as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident or any other type of traffic crash. Even if you feel okay, even if the EMT at the crash scene gave you a pass, you could still be gravely injured.
See a doctor to protect your health, then call Boughter Sinak, LLC to protect your right to compensation. With our motorcycle accident attorneys on your side, you can focus on healing while we go toe-to-toe with the insurance company. Our law firm has offices in Fort Wayne and South Bend. We serve all of Indiana. If you can’t come to us, we’ll go to you.
Millions of dollars recovered for injured Indiana crash victims
Boughter Sinak, LLC is an established Indiana motorcycle accident law firm with a reputation for getting the most seriously injured crash victims the compensation and justice they deserve. We are relentless in our pursuit of maximum compensation because that is what it will take to restore your health and give you the comfort that was stolen from you by a negligent driver.
Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars for injured accident victims. This includes recovering $1.4 million in damages for the family of a fatal motorcycle accident victim. In another case, we recovered $225,000 for an injured biker who was ejected from their motorcycle in a crash. (Past case results are not a guarantee of a future outcome.)
If you were injured, contact our Indiana motorcycle accident lawyers for a free case consultation. At no cost to you, we can explain how the law applies specifically to your situation and estimate the value of your claim.
In the meantime, here’s what everyone should know about internal injuries from a motorcycle accident.
Common internal injuries after a motorcycle accident
Any type of motorcycle accident can result in an internal injury. Causes of internal injuries or internal bleeding from a motorcycle accident include blunt force trauma, usually when the biker’s body hits something. A biker can suffer internal injuries in a crash when they hit the road, their own bikes, or a stationary object like a tree or light post. Punctures can result from handlebar injuries and other sharp or elongated objects.
The most life-threatening internal injuries typically involve damage to a crash victim’s organs. Internal organs most likely to be damaged in a motorcycle accident include:
- Cerebrum (brain)
- Spinal cord
- Adrenal gland
- Diaphragm (abdominal wall)
- Testes (testicles)
Signs of internal injury include abdominal pain, rigid abdomen, shoulder pain, blood in the urine, nausea, vomiting, and cold, sweaty skin.
Types of internal injuries
Most motorcycle accident injuries are, to some extent, internal. For the purposes of this webpage, we are focusing on internal organ damage. Here are some of the most common types of internal injuries sustained by motorcycle accident victims:
- Abdominal injury (intra-abdominal injury) - Lacerations to the lower torso (abdomen) may extend to the renal system or stomach and cause parenchymal disruption. Abdominal wall rupture (wall hernia) and punctures to the thoracic cavity injuring the diaphragm or organs are also possible.
- Pneumothorax (collapsed lung) - Collection of air in the “pleural” cavity – the space between the lungs and the membrane (pleura) surrounding them. When blood collects in this space it is called hemothorax. When blood and air are trapped here, it is called hemopneumothorax.
- Thoracic trauma (intrathoracic injury) - A deep chest injury that may include rib fractures and lacerations. This type of trauma comes with a high risk of injury to the thoracic (upper torso/chest) organs.
- Internal hemorrhage - After a motorcycle accident, there may be internal hemorrhage or internal bleeding in the brain, stomach, head, lungs, or heart. Bleeding is often caused by tears of the aorta or arteries (arterial), veins (venous), or skin (capillary).
- Hypovolemic shock - Happens when you lose so much blood that your heart struggles to keep pumping.
Treating internal injuries varies by the type of injury and where it is located. In general, treatment for internal bleeding after an accident may include reparative surgery, replacement surgery, pain medication, blood thinners, and sutures or stitches.
Indiana’s trusted motorcycle accident law firm is here to help
Injured motorcycle accident victims, families of incapacitated crash victims, and representatives of those who died in fatal motorcycle accidents can contact Boughter Sinak, LLC for a free case consultation. We will listen to the details of your case, explain the value of your claim, and help weigh your options – all at no cost to you.
You should also know that our internal injury attorneys represent injured accident victims on contingency. That means there is no retainer or hourly rate to pay. Our fee is an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement or verdict. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
Do not delay. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to dig up the evidence you need. Contact Boughter Sinak, LLC to schedule your free case consultation today.