Riding a motorcycle is a great hobby in Florida. In fact, we are on the most popular destinations for bikers. Unfortunately, riding on a bike is also a dangerous hobby, since motorcyclists are completely exposed to the road and other vehicles. After a crash, you might suffer terrible physical and emotional injuries that can make recovery difficult.
Receive Prompt Medical Attention
Motorcyclists suffer many serious injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Strains and sprains
- Dislocated joints
- Damaged nerves
However, brain injuries are also common. Although a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by almost 70%, many motorcyclists continue to suffer injuries that will impact their ability to think, remember, speak, and move. Other serious injuries include spinal cord injuries which can impair a person’s movement and/or sensation in their legs and entire body.
Prompt medical attention is key, especially if you suffer a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. Not everyone can recover, but you will give yourself the best chance by receiving prompt treatment.
Build a Support Network
Devastating injuries often leave people holed up at home. Unable to travel, they can struggle to pay bills, get food, and fill their prescriptions. This is where a support network is critical. Even if you are married or have adult children, relying on them too much can put an enormous strain on your relationship.
If you are disabled, check whether your city or county has transportation available for disabled people. Using this transportation can help relieve the pressure on your immediate family members. Also ask friends and colleagues to transport you somewhere. If you need help at home, look into getting a home health aide who can assist with bathing, cooking, getting dressed, and other household tasks.
Don’t Neglect Mental Health
Even when physical injuries heal, mental and emotional ones might not. Never neglect your mental health but seek help from a therapist or counselor. You might need prescription drugs to help with depression, anxiety, anger, and sleeplessness. Don’t be embarrassed to get the help you need. If you are feeling suicidal, call a helpline immediately and follow their advice.
We Represent Victims of Motorcycle Accidents
Quality medical care costs a considerable sum of money. To help make a good recovery, you will need compensation to pay for this care.
At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, we will fight to get you the settlement you deserve when someone else is to blame for your injuries. Call us today, 305-371-2692, to speak with a Miami personal injury lawyer.