One of the most important things you can do after a motorcycle accident is getting appropriate medical treatment. But it can be hard to know where to go and what to do.
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The insurance company should need to see how severe your injuries are to determine their offer. They will want to see your medical records. If you fail to get medical care you’ll limit the amount of money you can receive for your claim.
Also prompt care will mitigate the long-term physical impact of your injuries. You should get emergency medical treatment immediately after an accident if possible and certainly within days. Please follow all doctors’ recommendations and keep to your treatment plan. This will all help you get better as soon as possible.
You should go to an emergency room immediately after any motorcycle wreck. This allows you to get a baseline record of your injuries. The ER will document what happened and the injuries that were caused.
A trauma center is your best option. The trauma center staff knows how to treat conditions typical in serious motorcycle accidents, like traumatic brain injuries and broken bones.
The highest rated trauma centers in Florida are Level 1 facilities. These are usually located in our larger cities but, if you go to a smaller ER, they can quickly transfer you to one of the following if your injuries require more advanced treatment:
Working with your doctor to create a treatment plan for your injuries is crucial. Depending on your injuries you may need on-going physical therapy, surgery, and/or other treatments. It’s important to follow up with your primary care physician after a trip to the ER. Then, your regular doctor can make referrals for additional care as needed. We are happy to provide a referral if you don’t have a regular doctor you see. Post-accident care can require weeks, months or more to reach full recovery from a motorcycle accident.
Serious injuries often mean significant pain. Some doctors are reluctant to manage pain with prescriptions for fear of addiction. However, there are many ways that providers can help you feel better. It’s essential to work with a pain management team to ensure you aren’t suffering.
There are several clinics across the state that specialize in pain management. Ask your primary physician for a referral or your team at Rubenstein Law can help you find an option that’s convenient for you. In South Florida The Cleveland Clinic is known for having expert pain management professionals.
Orthopedic doctors can treat injuries to your musculoskeletal system. That includes conditions to your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Problems with these body parts can cause issues with movement and activity.
These services regularly offer urgent care or walk-in care because motorcycle injuries cannot wait. If you think there is something wrong with your musculoskeletal system you need to be seen urgently. If you delay treatment you can cause long-term damage to yourself or delay your recovery.
Keep records of all of your treatment after a wreck. You should keep discharge papers from emergency rooms and follow up recommendations from doctors. You can save a list of your providers in a journal, take photos of receipts, prescriptions, along with on-going documentation of your symptoms, pain levels and treatment.
You should maintain a journal that records all of the doctors you see, the medications you take, and any symptoms you experience. You should also document how your injuries impact your day to day life.
We can provide you an example of a Post-Accident Pain Journal to use as an excellent example of what your medical record journal could look like. By adding a few additional elements that make it specific to your situation, you’ll have a detailed summary of your treatment to help your attorney with your legal claim.
You should include all details of your medical needs and treatment after an accident. For example, you should have the
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