Being hit by another vehicle while you are riding your motorcycle is a traumatic experience. Most riders experience catastrophic injuries when they are in a motorcycle accident. This is in part due to the difference in the vehicle. A motorcycle is not a match for a passenger vehicle or a commercial truck. The other factor is the lack of protection offered by a motorcycle The rider receives the full impact of the collision.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Contusions and lacerations
- Road rash
- Closed head injuries (i.e. concussion)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Penetrating head injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ injury and/or failure
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Neck injuries
Because of the traumatic injuries associated with a motorcycle accident, the most important thing you need to do following a crash is seeking immediate medical attention.
It’s important you go to the hospital or see your doctor right after a motorcycle crash!
Seeking Medical Assistance
Your health is your first priority following a motorcycle crash. After the motorcycle accident, you may experience shock. You may also have many questions about what you should do. You need to call the police to report the crash and request emergency assistance. Even if your injuries are not severe, consider going to the emergency room immediately after a motorcycle accident. You could have a closed head injury or other injuries that may not be immediately apparent but could be life-threatening if not treated.
Furthermore, you need a record of your injuries for your motorcycle accident claim. If you wait several days or weeks to seek medical treatment, the insurance company for the other driver will argue that your injuries must not be that severe or that your injuries are not related to the crash. For your health and to protect your legal right to receive compensation for your injuries, get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible after a motorcycle crash.
Continue Your Medical Treatment
It is just as important that you continue receiving medical treatment and you follow each of your doctor’s instructions. Medical treatments can become tedious, especially if your treatment continues for several months after your motorcycle accident. However, it is important that you continue your treatments so you can recover fully from your injuries.
Furthermore, if you do not follow your doctor’s instructions and complete your treatment, your health is not the only thing that will suffer. You may not receive the maximum compensation for your accident claim if you do not complete your medical treatment.
You Are Entitled to Compensation For a Motorcycle Accident
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, emotional suffering, physical pain, and other damages.
Contact the Boca Raton personal injury attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. to discuss the steps you should take to protect your right to receive compensation for your accident claim. Contact our office today 1-800-333-3903 to schedule your free consultation.