Riding a motorcycle is supposed to be an enjoyable activity that can be done solo or with others. It’s a chance to feel free and at one with your surroundings, and it’s more of a lifestyle than just a mode of transportation. What people don’t factor into that dream image is having an accident. So, what happens after you find yourself in a motorcycle collision with life-altering consequences? Suddenly everything you knew and loved has changed.
Here are some of the steps you can take after a serious motorcycle collision.
The Immediate Concern is Your Physical Well-Being
The immediate concern after a motorcycle collision is your physical well-being. After you receive the initial emergency medical care, there are bound to be plenty more medical appointments to come. If you’ve suffered life-altering consequences, you most likely have a team of doctors working together on your rehabilitation plan. Following the plan will be essential to your future well-being, but don’t hold back when it comes to questions and concerns. This is your future, so you need to be involved.
Some of the life-altering injuries that can occur include:
- Severe brain damage
- Spinal cord trauma
- Loss of hearing and/or sight
It’s also possible that you’re dealing with more than one of these personal injuries, which makes rehabilitation more complex.
A Mental Health Provider Can Help You Work Through Your Trauma
What you have just gone through is considered traumatic and that means it will take its toll on you mentally. You’re likely dealing with many emotions at once, making it hard to focus, cope or think about anything else in your life. It’s as though the pause button has been hit on life, and you can’t comprehend how to move forward.
This is why it can be helpful to talk to friends and loved ones, but the reality is that you probably need a trained mental health provider with experience helping people work through trauma. Anger, fear, stress, depression, anxiety and self-doubt can affect you during this time. A professional can teach you how to cope and work through your feelings so they don’t end up consuming you.
Find Things You Enjoy Taking Part In
Focusing on your rehabilitation is important and will help you in the long run, but don’t forget to also give yourself much-deserved breaks. Find things you enjoy that help you to relax. That could include a hobby, socializing with friends, or even learning new skills. Doing this will help remind you of the joy you can still have in life regardless of your injury.
Make Sure You Are Fairly Compensated
Finally, we want to emphasize the importance of fair compensation. If your motorcycle collision was caused by the negligence of another person or party, they could be held liable financially. Compensation is more than just covering your medical expenses; it also factors in loss of work in the short and long term, pain and suffering and more.
Let us at Derek L. Hall, PC take care of all the details and fight for your rights.
You can visit our Ridgeland office at 370 Towne Center Blvrd MS 39157. Or call now for a free consultation at (601) 981 4717.
You can focus on your recovery while we take care of everything else.