Anyone who is involved in a motorcycle accident is likely to have some kind of injury, even if it is minor. It is not uncommon for a person to be involved in an accident, feel as though they are not injured, and then find out later that they suffered an injury after all. This can be because the shock of the accident that leaves a person full of chemicals that mask the pain, or it could be due to an injury that does not present itself immediately.
For this reason, we suggest that anyone involved in a motorcycle accident seek medical attention after their accident. In fact, this is one of several steps that can help ensure you get the maximum compensation you are owed for your personal injury case. Read on to learn about the other steps you should take. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Get Emergency Medical Care
If you have suffered a serious injury then you should get medical care at the scene of the accident. If you do not get care via ambulance, then you should at least go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care facility. We suggest this even if you do not think that your injuries are serious. Do not driver yourself – go via ambulance or allow someone else to drive you. Once you have seen a medical professional, follow their instructions for continuing care.
Get Follow-Up Medical Care
It is generally not enough to simply go to the doctor after the accident and then go on with your life. If you have suffered an injury, then you will need to follow all medical instructions. If the doctor tells you that you cannot work for two weeks then you should not work for two weeks. If your doctor tells you that you need physical therapy, then you should go to physical therapy. If your doctor makes follow-up appointments with you, you should go even if you don’t believe you have anything to report.
Why? Because if you do not follow the doctor’s instructions you could fac two issues in getting a fair settlement for your personal injury case. First, the insurance company could claim that your injuries must not have been as serious as you say if you did not think it was necessary to complete medical treatment. Second, they may argue that your injury would not have been as serious or permanent if you had followed medical advice.
Call a Personal Injury Attorney for an Immediate Legal Consultation
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? Are you curious to know what your legal options are? Do you believe that you have suffered damages that the at-fault party or their insurance provider is not willing to compensate you for? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.