Though you enjoy riding your motorcycle whenever possible, you knew that you faced the risk of being involved in an accident. Anyone operating any type of motor vehicle faces this risk, but motorcyclists like you face a more significant chance of suffering serious injuries in the event of a crash.
You may have considered yourself lucky for years because you went without an accident. Unfortunately, your luck recently changed, and another driver caused an accident that left you with serious injuries. Though you feel grateful that you survived the incident, you may still have a difficult time ahead as you work to recover from the injuries.
Types of injuries
Because you lacked the protection of bigger vehicles, you may have suffered multiple injuries to various parts of your body. Leg and feet injuries are common in motorcycle accidents as are head, neck and back injuries. Those parts of your body could suffer fractures, tears, sprains and other types of trauma. Any of these issues could result in decreased abilities and changes in your functions that could have a lasting impact on your life.
After the accident, you may have had to undergo various tests at the hospital in order for doctors to fully diagnose the harm you suffered. You may have had MRI scans, EMG tests, CT scans, X-rays, physical exams and other actions taken to assess the damage. You may even had to have seen — or will see as part of your treatment and recovery — medical professionals from the orthopedic team, neurological team, chiropractors and others to ensure that your injuries are properly addressed.
Even if your wounds heal, you may still need to go through rehabilitation efforts to regain the use of the injured parts of your body, and you may not be able to regain full use. It could also be necessary for you to seek therapy to work through the difficult mental aspects of handling this life-changing event.
Because this motorcycle accident has greatly affected your life, you may feel it appropriate to seek compensation for your injuries, medical expenses and other damages resulting from the crash. Filing a personal injury claim against the driver considered at fault for the incident may help you in that endeavor. To gain reliable information about your legal options, you may want to consult with a California attorney.