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What should you do if you break a bone in a motorcycle accident?

There have been a few breaks of spring weather recently here in Connecticut, and many people may be thinking that it is time to get their motorcycles out and go for a ride soon. The same as every year, we will start to see more motorcycles on the roads in Connecticut in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, that also means that we will begin to see news reports about motorcycle accidents occurring. These accidents can be extremely dangerous for motorcyclists and any passengers they have, resulting in cuts and bruises and even more serious injuries, too.

One of the most common injuries that motorcyclists suffer from when they are involved in accidents is broken bones. So, what should motorcyclists or their passengers do if they suffer broken bones in an accident on Connecticut roadways?

First and foremost, it is important to recognize the severity of the injury. Broken bones can range from simple cracks in a bone all the way to severe, "comminuted" breaks, where the bone is essentially shattered into a number of pieces. With most broken bones, the victims will experience swelling and pain in the area of the break, and potentially even punctures in the skin.

Medical treatment for the injury should be sought immediately. The area of the broken bone will need to be stabilized and immobilized. The worst cases of broken bones may require extensive surgery, with pins or screws inserted into the bone to help the healing process. From there, the motorcycle accident victims may want to consider their legal options to potentially pursue financial compensation from the party responsible for the accident.

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