Suffering a severe injury after a motorcycle accident isn’t just painful – it’s also incredibly frustrating. You want to get out and enjoy life, but you can’t because you’re recovering from a motorcycle accident injury and following your doctor’s treatment plan – and that’s smart. The closer you follow that plan, the better your chances of obtaining the money you deserve from those who caused your accident.
Whether riding a bike or being a passenger, you could have a significant amount of money coming your way. But you’ll need to not only take care of your physical health to get it, but you’ll also need the help of a skilled motorcycle attorney. Sand Law attorneys have years of experience representing people in situations similar to yours, and we know all about motorcycle bias and how to defeat it.
Here’s some information on why following your doctor’s advice will be necessary for your health and your case. Contact Sand Law online or call 651-291-7263 for a free consultation.
How Long Does Recovering from a Motorcycle Accident Injury Take?
The amount of time it will take to recover, of course, will depend on the severity of your injury. If you had a couple of broken bones, you might return to normal in a few weeks. If you hurt your back or had a severe head injury, it could take months, possibly even years. When someone has a traumatic brain injury, they may have to deal with the consequences for the rest of their life.
Don’t Get Back on Your Bike
You’re bored and irritated that you can’t get back out and enjoy life. Feeling that way is understandable. But you could suffer a setback if you try to rush your recovery. The last thing you want is to be off of your bike for months when you could have been back in weeks if you had followed your treatment plan.
Trying to get back to your everyday life too quickly can worsen your condition, significantly slowing the recovery process. As hard as it may seem, stick to the plan and give yourself enough time to heal completely.
Go to All Your Doctor’s Appointments
Your health is your top priority, but your case is also essential. Make every appointment, whether you’re seeing an orthopedist or going to a neurologist for a head injury.
Why is this so important? First, attending your appointments will ensure your recovery stays on schedule. Second, the at-fault party’s insurance company will closely monitor you. They’ll check to see if you’re getting the treatment you need. But they won’t do this because they care about your health. The insurer will be looking for any excuse to deny you the compensation you deserve.
If you don’t see your doctor when you’re supposed to, the insurance company will use that against you. It will argue that you weren’t hurt that bad or you did something to worsen the injury. You’ll lose a lot of money if they successfully make that argument.
Follow Any At-Home Care Directions
Just as you need to make all your appointments, you’ll also need to follow your doctor’s advice to the letter. Again, this is as important to your case as your health. Insurance companies are already biased against motorcyclists; they think that any motorcycle accident is always the rider’s fault. You don’t want to make it easier for them to deny your claim. But if you don’t follow your treatment plan, that’s precisely what will happen.
Make sure you’re taking all prescribed medications, getting plenty of rest, eating healthy, and doing everything your doctor tells you to do. Following the plan will be your fastest recovery route and preserve your case.
Seek Mental Health Treatment if Advised
A motorcycle accident doesn’t just cause physical damage, it can cause emotional and mental damage as well. Are you constantly thinking about the accident? Are you having regular nightmares? Do you feel you can’t leave home – much less get in a car – because you’re scared another accident will happen?
These are serious issues, ones that may require professional help. If your doctor recommends seeing a mental health expert, please heed that advice. Don’t worry about whether or not you can afford it. If your mental issues stem from the accident, your attorney will work to make sure you obtain full and fair compensation for whatever care you may need.
Try Not to Stress
It’s easy to tell someone not to stress. But reducing stress as much as possible could help speed your recovery. If the body produces too much cortisol (the so-called “stress hormone”), that can have many negative impacts. Excess cortisol can, for example, cause heart problems, high blood pressure, trouble sleeping, and more. It can also affect the immune system, increasing your risk for a severe infection.
Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you’re stressed out because of your financial situation, don’t be. Hiring an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can take a lot of stress and worry off your plate. At Sand Law, we’ll gather the evidence needed to prove that you weren’t to blame for your accident and that you deserve every penny you demand.
The sooner you get legal help, the better off you’ll be. Your attorney will need to investigate the accident as quickly as possible. Otherwise, crucial evidence could disappear. Skid marks, for instance, could show that the at-fault driver was speeding, and they created those skid marks when they tried to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting you. But rain could wash those marks away, or road construction could destroy them.
Your attorney can also take other steps to prove your case. They could obtain footage from nearby surveillance cameras or get phone records to show the at-fault driver was texting at the time of the accident.
Please contact a Sand Law motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. You can use our online form or call 651-291-7263 for a free case review. We look forward to telling you more about how we may be able to help.