Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can be frightening, and more than often that not, result in serious injuries. Even if your injuries don’t appear right away, it’s vital to get medical help as soon as possible. Pumping adrenaline, disorientation, or shock may mask your pain, and you may not realize the extent of your injuries until days after the accident.

At Car Wreck Doctor we understand the importance of ongoing follow-up care after a major motorcycle accident. Our job is to help prevent you from having to deal with future injuries and complications. Contact us today to learn how we get you on the road to recovery.

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Why You Should See a Doctor After Your ER Visit

Trauma teams are designed to stabilize patients. Patients are then transported to intensive care or discharged depending on whether or not they can move around and care for themselves. In some cases, patients are discharged with injuries that they don’t know that they have or have yet to experience. This is true even when you receive expert care from the hospital.

The hospital is not concerned with nagging injuries that result from your car accident. They are concerned with treating the worst injuries and recommending treatment that will manage those injuries. Once you are discharged, it is your responsibility to follow up with care and make sure those nagging injuries don’t escalate into something worse. Additionally, orthopedists can help relieve any pain from those injuries.

One other good reason to see a doctor who specializes in car accidents is to ensure that you preserve the quality of your claim when you file it against your own or the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. Having a record of treatment will go a long way toward maximizing your recovery and ensuring your future well-being.

Common Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle injuries can affect any part of the body, but common examples may include:

What Is Road Rash?

Road rash is kind of a misnomer. It isn’t a rash at all, but an abrasion commonly called a brush or friction burn. When your body is flung at high speed across the road, the heat generated from the friction of your skin on the road can cause a brush burn.

To understand the situation accurately, you have to realize that (very likely) you have a first-degree burn on your body, and it needs to be treated appropriately. In cases where the burn is significant, it needs to be cleaned and antibiotics need to be applied to the area. It should also be bandaged to avoid infection. In some cases, there will be road debris embedded into your skin that needs to be removed.

Another problem that road rash causes is that it hurts (a lot). This may make it more difficult for you to feel other injuries as the brain will dismiss those and only receive the signal for the worst pain.

A Motorcycle Accident Doctor Can Provide Specialized Treatment

At Car Wreck Doctor we deal exclusively with treating both car and motorcycle accident injures. Not only can we help you prevent your injuries from getting worse, we can also communicate with your auto insurance company to make sure that your care is paid for. Learn more about how we can help you recover from your injuries by contacting us today.