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What is rider’s arm?

rider’s arm can damage or disable the nerves in your upper armrider’s arm, also known as rider’s arm, is an injury that can occur during a motorcycle accident. If you suffer from this injury then you may incur significant physical, emotional, and financial costs, and you should speak to both a doctor and an attorney about your potential recoveries.

How rider’s Arm Injuries Happen

rider’s arm occurs when the nerves in the upper arm are damaged during a motorcycle accident. Typically, this injury occurs when a rider’s bike falls on top of his arm during a crash. rider’s arm can occur in any type of motorcycle accident. It is not the cause of the crash that determines whether a rider will suffer from this injury. Instead, it is how the motorcyclist lands and whether his bike lands on his arm that are important.

Potential Complications From rider’s Arm

rider’s arm can result in paralysis of the affected arm. Paralysis may occur when there is significant injury to one of the arm’s three main nerves: the median nerve, the ulnar nerve, or the radial nerve. Paralysis because of an injury to one of these nerves may be permanent. Of course, as with any serious injury, it is important for you to go to the doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. If you are experiencing paralysis, numbness, or other symptoms it is especially important to rule out a spinal cord injury.

Protecting Your Recovery If You Suffer From rider’s Arm

rider’s arm can change your life forever. The paralysis may make it difficult to do your everyday tasks, to work, and to take care of your family. You may incur significant medical expenses and out-of-pocket costs. You may be unable to work at same job, or for the same income, that you did prior to the accident.

For all of these reasons, it is important that you protect your rights if you suffer this type of motorcycle accident injury. To learn more about how to do that, we encourage you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, today or to call us directly to set up a free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham