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Will motorcycle gloves help protect a biker from hand injuries?

Biking gloves add an invaluable layer of protection for motorcycle riders. They can preserve grip strength even on cold and rainy rides, and can protect palms and knuckles from road rash if a biker is thrown to the ground. However, even the sturdiest gloves cannot protect a rider from suffering traumatic crash injuries, such as:

  • Fractures. Broken bones are unfortunately common after a rider is thrown from his bike, especially if he thrusts his hands out to break his fall. While minor fractures can be treated with splints or casts, severe breaks may require surgery or even result in the amputation of one or more fingers.
  • Dislocated joints. If a rider’s hands remain on the handlebars while his body flies off the seat, the joints in the fingers may become dislocated, causing severe pain and increasing the risk of arthritis later in life.
  • Ligament damage. The tissues connecting the muscles and bones of the hands can easily be overextended in an accident, causing sprains or even tears in the ligaments. These injuries may need immobilization or surgery, and can result in permanent loss of motion or hand strength.

A Hand Injury Could Put Your Bike in the Shed for Life

A hand injury after an accident can cause significant problems with daily life, including an inability to grasp or hold objects that prevents a victim from earning a living. To add insult to injury, a motorcyclist who suffers a hand injury may be permanently unable to ride his bike without pain. If you lost the use of your hand after a bike crash, call us today at (888) 348-2616 or order free book, The Devil's Advocate: A Biker's Guide to Accidents & Injuries, to learn more about your legal options.

James Roswold
James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.

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