Motorcycle Accident Services
Accidents happen, and motorcycles are no exception. While any person can learn to become a safe rider on a motorcycle, the unfortunate truth is that many times it is outside factors at play that cause accidents. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Severe weather conditions
- Wet pavement
- Damaged roads (including potholes)
- Reckless other vehicle drivers (including wind blasts from other drivers shifting or changing lanes)
When is Medical Attention Needed?
Many times motorcyclists and their passengers feel fine after an accident and are able to walk away. Nevertheless, it is ALWAYS important to seek out medical attention even when it doesn’t seem necessary. This is because a lot of injuries in these cases do not manifest themselves right away. In fact, a lot of serious injuries only produce symptoms later on, and by then more extensive treatment is needed (and in some cases permanent negative effects are felt). An evaluation by our team even after seeking initial medical attention can be crucial to getting the best recovery.
Furthermore, it is also important to note that if you are planning on taking legal action when it comes to your accident, getting the official evaluation from a medical professional is crucial to your case. This is particularly important if you will need long-term care and treatment.
Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents
Sadly, motorcycle accidents are often more severe than those experienced in regular automobiles because much of the impact is felt directly by the rider. Wearing protective gear can certainly help, but it does not prevent total injury. The exact nature of each accident will vary depending on road conditions, environment, the other vehicles involved (if any), and various other factors. However, common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Lacerations and bruises
- Broken bones, fractures and sprains
- Dislocated joints
Remember, regardless of the injury (or apparent severity of it), it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Following a treatment plan from Personal Injury Care puts you in control of your overall recovery. Our team takes the time to evaluate your current situation, discuss the best possible outcome, and provide you with a plan that helps you track your progress and navigate this difficult process. We understand that recovery has both short and long term goals. Our team creates a plan that keeps you motivated to reach each goal and helps you understand where you are at in the overall recovery process.
Preventing Motorcycle Accidents
Again, many accidents are caused by outside factors beyond the motorcycle rider’s control. Nevertheless, you can take steps to help prevent accidents (or at least the severity of them) by doing the following:
- Taking professional motorcycle riding and safety courses
- Always wearing a helmet and other protective gear while riding
- Keeping your motorcycle in good condition
- Obeying traffic laws