Should I go to the hospital after a minor motorcycle accident?
While the lawyers at Walker, Billingsley and Bair are not medical professionals, we have handled enough motorcycle accident claims to know that sometimes serious injuries may not reveal themselves immediately after impact.
That is why it is imperative to be checked out at an emergency room or urgent care clinic after a motorcycle accident, even if you do not feel pain right away. Adrenaline has a way of masking pain and it is also not uncommon for seemingly minor head injuries to present major problems down the road if left untreated.
Issues such as internal bleeding, concussions, or hairline fractures can occur during wrecks that cause little or no visible damage to the motorcycle or other vehicles. Requesting an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI is an easy way to rule out bigger problems and will allow you to begin a treatment regimen before any permanent damage is done.
It is also not uncommon for pain to present itself hours or even a day later, so it can be helpful to anticipate the discomfort by getting a doctor’s instructions on how to deal with the soreness using their recommendation for over the counter or prescription medications.
Give yourself every opportunity to heal properly after a motorcycle accident. Seek medical treatment, listen to what the doctor says to do, and protect your legal rights by contacting an experienced attorney practiced at handling serious injury accidents. For more information on how to choose the best accident lawyer for your situation, call Walker, Billingsley and Bair at (641) 792-3595 or fill out the online form to the right.