A motorcycle accident can be an absolutely terrifying experience for anyone. These collisions have extremely high rates of fatalities among riders. If you’re lucky enough to walk away from one, you may believe you don’t need immediate medical attention.
However, some injuries do not show symptoms immediately. Here are some signs to look out for and why it’s essential to get a proper medical diagnosis following a motorcycle collision.
Headaches are a common symptom of migraines or a common cold, but they could also be related to your motorcycle accident. Injuries to the head are some of the most common injuries sustained in these accidents. This could point to a concussion or a traumatic brain injury.
If you notice neck pain or stiffness, you should take a trip to the doctor immediately. This could point to tension or stress or something more severe, such as a spinal cord injury, tissue damage, or nerve damage.
This could be a sign of internal bleeding or bruising or injuries to internal organs, tissue, and bones. These injuries may be delayed but can be fatal if they are not treated.
Always Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Even if you don’t believe you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, always seek immediate medical attention! As we just discussed, some serious injuries don’t show symptoms until days or weeks later. If you wait to seek medical attention, the insurance company investigating your motorcycle accident may claim that your injuries were not completely sustained in the accident. This could hurt your chances at receiving maximum compensation for your injuries and hinder you from healing.
If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, turn to the motorcycle accident attorneys at Fowler | Helsel | Vogt. We will investigate the details of your case and work to hold negligent parties accountable.
Contact our firm at (559) 900-1280 to schedule your free consultation.