There’s nothing quite like riding a motorcycle through New York City, over the bridges, and into the boroughs all while enjoying the warm summer air. But did you know that a major motorcycle accident is likely to happen to 1 in 700 riders? Unfortunately, due to the small and light nature of a motorcycle’s build, they do not provide the same amount of protection during an accident as a car or truck is able to provide. If you were involved in a serious motorcycle accident, follow our top three tips:
Seek Medical Attention
This may seem like a no-brainer, but after you’re involved in a crash your adrenaline is running high and you may feel little to no pain. However, the next day or evening as your adrenaline wears down, you may begin to feel pain and soreness in places you didn’t notice immediately after the crash. It’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible even if you feel no symptoms. It’s crucial to get help soon and avoid further complications or health issues that could have been avoided.
Speak to a Professional
Our office is always available and willing to help. However, speaking to a psychiatrist and not just a lawyer can help too. If you’re having issues sleeping, having nightmares, or constantly reliving the accident every day, speaking to a professional may be able to help you understand why this is happening and offer techniques to help you continue to live a happy life. It’s not often talked about, but having anxiety or PTSD over an accident, especially a motorcycle accident, is extremely common. Don’t feel like you have to stick it out alone. There are many people who are willing and wanting to help.
Recovering from a serious accident can take time. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and impatient with the process if you’re stuck in a hospital bed or waiting to hear back from your doctor. It is important to understand the full nature and extent of your injuries before moving on to recovery. It also can be hard to understand that life may be different for quite some time or even indefinitely after a crash. While no amount of money can bring back that immediate quality of life you had before the accident, working with skilled and experienced lawyers can help fight for the compensation you deserve to cover current and future needs and expenses.
Our compassionate, experienced and dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers are ready and able to assist you with all of your legal needs. If you have been injured, please contact our office at (646) 846-4776 for a free consultation.