Pelvic trauma is an injury that results from blunt force contact with your pelvic region, including your upper leg, hip, lap, and lower back.
One of the most severe injuries that results from pelvic trauma is a fractured pelvis. However, there are lots of other forms of pelvic trauma, and many of them are just as severe as a fractured pelvis. They include:
- Broken hip
- Dislocated hip
- Bladder injuries, including perforation
- Nerve damage
- Severed arteries
- Injuries to the reproductive organs.
Many of these injuries can be complicated with other factors in ways that can quickly become life-threatening. For example, a bladder that has been pierced from an instance of pelvic trauma can leak urine into the surrounding organs in your abdomen, to devastating effect.
NH Motorcycle Accidents and Pelvic Trauma
If you are involved in a crash while on your motorcycle, you are far less protected than the other people involved in the collision. While they are protected inside cars or trucks that often weigh more than 3,000 pounds each, there is nothing between you and the collision except for your helmet and the clothes that you are wearing. This vulnerability manifests itself in some stark statistics connecting motorbike crashes and injuries from pelvic trauma.
According to figures taken by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), dealing with the extent and nature of the injuries suffered by motorcyclists between 1997 and 2006, 47% of the injuries were on a biker’s lower body.
Out of these 47% of injured motorcyclists, injuries to the pelvis were the second most common, behind only leg injuries. Together with hip injuries—another common result of pelvic trauma—they accounted for 22% of lower body injuries suffered by motorcyclists.
Most of the pelvic injuries in these accidents—71% of them—were pelvis fractures, including 9% that also included a “substantial deformation” of the pelvis in the crash. Meanwhile, nearly two out of every three of the noted hip injuries involved a fractured femur.
New Hampshire Motorcycle Injury Attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A.
While accidents are an unfortunate fact of life for people who drive on the roads of New Hampshire, they are especially problematic for people who choose to ride motorcycles instead of drive cars. The injuries that result from the kinds of pelvic trauma that are common in motorcycle accidents are just another example of the risks that drivers put on motorcyclists when they do not share the road with them.
If you or someone you love was riding a motorcycle in New Hampshire and was hurt in a crash, call the Motorcycle Injury Lawyers at the Manchester law office of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. at (888) 332-5855 or contact us online.