Motorcyclists like you know that you share the roads in Georgia with some dangerous vehicles and drivers. Unfortunately, because you have so little protection on a motorcycle, you face even higher risks than most drivers if you get involved in a wreck.

For example, you could suffer from a crush injury. Crush injuries occur when your body ends up pinned, usually between two hard surfaces. In the case of a motorcycle crash, you usually end up pinned between your motorcycle and the ground, or your motorcycle and another vehicle. Since you don’t have anything surrounding you in the way that a covered vehicle surrounds the driver, it becomes all too easy for your body to be thrown out and pinned.

MedlinePlus takes a look at some of the potential effects you may face in the aftermath of a crush injury, many of which are very serious. They can include:

  • Lacerations, bleeding and open wounds
  • Secondary infections
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Nerve injuries and damage
  • Bruising

If crush injuries are not handled appropriately and quickly, they can lead to permanent damage or even death. You may find yourself struggling with permanent nerve damage that leaves you in constant pain, or a loss of functionality in a limb.

Have you been involved in a motorcycle crash recently that has led to you getting a crush injury? If so, you may want to seek the aid of an attorney who can help you figure out how to pursue damages for the pain and suffering you are going through.