There are many ways of avoiding a motorcycle accident, such as wearing a helmet, wearing armored jackets and pants and riding at a moderate speed. You may also want to avoid weaving in-between traffic in order to get to your destination faster. And it’s also important that if anyone is riding with you, they should wear a helmet too.
Still, it’s a fact that motorcycle accidents do happen, even if you take all the necessary precautions. In such cases, the next best thing you can do is give yourself and your body the time it needs to recover and get in touch with an insurance lawyer who will take care of all the insurance paperwork for you.
Types of Injuries Caused by a Motorcycle Accident
Recovering from a motorcycle accident is easier said than done because you might have one or more broken bones and/or a concussion. If you were wearing a helmet, then you won’t have a traumatic brain injury.
However, a lot of people do break their wrists because they reflexively reach out with their hands to prevent falling off the bike. This doesn’t actually help in cushioning the fall and instead can lead to a wrist fracture. Additionally, you might break a bone in one of your legs. It’s not unusual to crack some ribs either.
Why You Shouldn’t Move Too Much Too Soon
The best cure for broken bones is rest which will also be enforced by your doctor. Most broken bones take about three months to heal, during which time you’re not supposed to move around too much. It may be somewhat frustrating to be confined to the home for that long, but it is generally best.
A lot of people start trying to move around faster than they should; they think that just because their leg is in a cast, nothing can hurt it. However, it is still possible for your bones to become misaligned in a cast, in which case the bone will not mend properly. So it’s best to follow your doctor’s orders and let your insurance lawyer take care of the rest.
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