Post Motorcycle Accident Medical Care

When a motorcycle rider is injured in a motorcycle smash up, it is important to seek medical immediately. Waiting too long can be a serious health danger. Not seeking medical attention right away can also decrease your chances of proving the injuries were caused by the collision. The Ehline Law Firm PC is where the rider that has been involved in an accident can get answers to their questions about medical care and a free initial consultation. We have convenient office locations in Southern California. Our expertly trained attorneys represent the tort victim in Northern California as well.

Medical Treatment and Following Up

Many motorcycle riders are transported to the hospital by ambulance, after the collision. The catastrophic event victim will be diagnosed by an emergency room physician, the injuries will be accessed quickly and the seriousness of the harm will be treated with the required medical treatment. The injuries in some cases are serious enough that the doctor will determine if they are life-threatening, which will mean being admitted to the hospital ICU for emergency medical care.

When the motorcycle injuries are not life-threatening, the emergency room doctor could discharge the rider with a referral to follow up with their primary care physician. In order to help relieve pain the emergency room doctor could prescribe pain medication, and anti-inflammatory medication. They might also fit the injured rider with a soft cervical collar and with arm or leg injuries there might be a leg split or arm splint to decrease the risk of further injury and reduce pain and discomfort.

This doctor from the ER can also refer the injured motorcyclist to a physical therapist, other types of treatment, which can include pain medication. Following up with the primary care physician, referral doctor or any other health care professional is important for the motorcycle accident victim. It is important to follow any prescribed or recommended medical examinations and care. The insurance company overtime will consider the injuries and medical care, motorcycle injury medical bills and treatments.

 

Visiting the Primary Care Physician

Visiting the primary care physician or other health care physician you were referred to it is important to explain to the doctor how the injuries occurred. Telling them what parts of your body was injured during the event, and how you were thrown to the asphalt. It is important to tell the doctor about every injury and every part of the body that hurts, whether the injuries are severe or minor. The doctor might ask you to rate each of your injuries on a pain scale of one to ten, with ten being the most severe pain.

Get Your Medical Records

Ensure that the physician requests and receives the records from your emergency room visit directly after the accident and any X-rays that were taken. This can avoid having duplicate X-rays taken and incurring the cost for two sets of the same X-rays. Your primary care physician in order to determine an appropriate diagnosis will perform a full examination and decide upon a suitable treatment plan. The treatment plan can involve prescription pain and anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and other necessary medical treatments that are necessary.

Getting Justice

Delaying seeking medical care or medical treatment after a motorcycle accident for the injuries sustained can reduce the likelihood of proving the injuries were caused during the motorcycle accident. Contacting Ehline Law Firm PC, can be done by filling out our online form or to speak with motor cycle injuries attorney Michael P. Ehline, Esq. for a free no-obligation consultation call 888-400-9721.