A motorcycle accident can result in a variety of injuries including head trauma, broken bones, abrasions, and scarring. However, a motorcycle accident can also result in long-term back pain. The accident-related back pain can be mild to severe, and it can severely limit your ability to return to your normal daily activities, including taking care of your family and returning to work. Even a minor motorcycle crash can result in enough force to cause severe back pain.
Don’t Ignore Back Pain After Your Motorcycle Accident
If you are suffering from back pain after a motorcycle accident, it is important that you take steps to protect your health and your ability to recover compensation for this pain. Below are three very important steps you need to take now if you are experiencing back pain caused by a motorcycle crash.
What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
Depending on the severity of your back injury, your injury can impact your daily life in many ways. If you have back pain after a motorcycle crash you need to:
- Seek Medical Attention Immediately — Do not ignore back pain. Pain is an indication that you have suffered an injury. You should always see a doctor as soon as possible after any motor vehicle accident. If you did not go to the emergency room or the doctor immediately after your accident, you should see a doctor as soon as you notice any back pain. It is always best to go to the emergency room to be checked because back pain can be tricky to diagnose. The sooner you see a doctor, the better for your health and your injury claim.
- Keep Detailed Notes — With back injuries, it is important to keep detailed notes about how the injury impacts your daily routine. In your notes include details related to your pain level, the activities you cannot perform due to pain, and work missed because of the back injury. You should also keep copies of all receipts for expenses related to the injury including medical bills, doctor visits, medications, special medical equipment, and payment of services for personal care or help with household chores.
- Contact an Erie Motorcycle Accident Attorney — If another driver caused your crash, it is important to contact our office to discuss your case with a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcyclists are often unfairly accused of aggressive or reckless driving and blamed for crashes that are not their fault. Unfounded prejudices about riders are used by insurance adjusters to shift blame from their insured to the motorcyclist. You need an attorney who has experience representing riders to fight for your right to recover full compensation for your injuries. You should not shoulder the financial burden of a motorcycle accident caused by another party simply because some people believe riders are reckless and careless.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
Contact the Travis Law Firm by calling (800) 401-2066 to schedule a free legal consultation with a Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing motorcyclists to recover compensation for their financial damages, emotional stress, and physical pain. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not need to worry about paying attorney fees until we recover money for your injury claim.