What are the signs and symptoms of a broken pelvis?

You know the risks of riding a motorcycle, but you live in an area that was made to enjoy from a bike. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents occur quite frequently, especially on busy roads like 95, and many of these crashes are fatal or result in serious injury.

Pelvic fractures are common in motorcycle accidents because riders don’t have protection around the hips. In a broadside collision, a car can hit this area of a biker’s body. If the motorcycle rider gets ejected from his bike, a hard impact with asphalt or concrete can cause a break. Because few riders wear protective gear around the hips, this area is exposed during a blunt force trauma.

Do You Have a Broken Pelvis?

You should always receive medical treatment after being involved in an accident. However, not all injuries are identified right away, and the doctor may miss a broken pelvis if the fracture is small. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms, as they may be signs of a fracture:

  • Pain when walking, sitting, or lying down
  • Bruising or swelling in the pelvic area
  • Numbness or tingling in the groin area
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bleeding from the vagina, rectum, or urethra
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Trouble urinating
  • Pain in the thigh or buttocks

If your pelvis is broken, your doctor may have you stay off your feet for a few months until the injury is healed. Or you may need surgery to make your fracture stable. Either way, you can expect time off from work and expensive medical bills.

We Want to Help

If you suffered a broken pelvis in a motorcycle accident, this condition could be expensive to treat, and recovery may take a long time. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you may want to contact an experienced legal team to help you receive compensation.  Call Johnson and Gilbert at 800.556.8890 to request a free case evaluation.