It can take weeks, months, or even years to recover from a motorcycle accident. The specific length of time for recovery depends on many factors. One of the most important factors is the extent of your injuries. If your injuries are severe, recovery will likely require a long time. Still, it can vary depending upon the type of injury, the area of your body that is injured, and your ability to tolerate pain.
Even if you experienced relatively minor injuries, you may need to take some time off of work to tend to your medical appointments. Perhaps you are unable to get around due to an ankle or foot injury, or maybe your road rash is so severe that the pain keeps you from work for a time. No matter what the reason you are unable to work, few of us are able to incur lost wages for long.
Head injuries often require an extensive and lengthy period of time for recovery. The brain is incredibly sensitive to damage and, since the brain controls every aspect of our body, damage to it can greatly affect our day-to-day functioning. Even a mild concussion can require a week or two to feel better, and sometimes has lingering effects that last a month or more. More severe injuries, like brain bleeds, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries resulting in a loss of consciousness can require months in order to heal. In some cases, damage from traumatic brain injuries can last the rest of your life.
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Fractures can be serious, especially if they involve the long bones, ribs, or hips. Fortunately, however, many fractures heal completely over time. Most fractures require immobilization to give them time to heal. This can be done by cast, brace, or pins and screws surgically implanted into the bones. When fractures are able to be immobilized, they usually heal in a period of a couple of months. During this period of immobilization, you may struggle to complete your normal activities. For example, if you have a cast on your leg, it can be difficult to shower or drive.
Sometimes, as part of your recovery, your doctor will order a period of physical therapy. This is part of the healing process and is a therapeutic way to help you regain some of the lost movement and strength in the affected area.
Road rash refers to the abrasion of the skin and tissues beneath the epidermis that occur when parts of the body scrape against asphalt and other hard, rough surfaces. These especially painful injuries often need to be cleaned professionally in order to remove all small bits of rock, dirt, sand, and dust from the injured area. Even with treatment by a physician, infections are common.
No matter what type of injury you sustain, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Not only does it expedite your medical care, but it also creates documentation of your injuries. That documentation is useful when it comes time to proving your injuries to the insurance company.
Recovery from a motorcycle accident can be a lengthy process. Although it may be tempting to push yourself back to work and your normal activities, it is best to follow your doctor’s orders and recommendations. The recovery process can be hindered by going back to work too quickly. Even though facing lost income can be distressing, it is better than not making a full recovery because you tried to return to “normal” too quickly.
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For a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Kass & Moses today at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE. When you call you will speak with a personal injury lawyer and receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Unlike other attorneys who specialize in representing victims of car accidents, we have built our law firm around the needs of motorcycle riders. We did this because, as fellow motorcyclists, we understand the needs of bikers and the biases they sometimes face.
If you face a mountain of medical bills and are trying to recover from injuries incurred in your motorcycle accident, there is no need to worry. We can help you receive the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We help bikers that are seeking compensation for their losses after a motorcycle accident. Having done so for over 30 years, we have represented many hundreds of injured bikers. When you speak with a motorcycle accident attorney with the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Although the actual amount of time it may take to recover from a motorcycle accident may be hard to tell initially, it pays to wait until your injuries are behind you before you accept a settlement offer from the insurance company. Injuries can flare back up, or might prove to be more complicated than they were thought to be initially. The important thing to do is to follow up with appropriate medical treatment and seek representation from an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
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