Have you or someone you loved recently been involved in a motorcycle accident or collision? Motorcycle accidents can be extremely traumatic for all parties involved, in part due to the high likelihood for severe injuries in the aftermath. At James H. Brown and Associates, we know just how daunting it can be to face a life altering event or injury alone, and with an increased risk for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI), it’s extra important to have the support you need when it matters most. Below, we’ll cover when and why you should contact a personal injury lawyer following a motorcycle accident. Read on to learn more!
Why You Should Contact an Injury Lawyer After an Accident
The days following a motorcycle or motor vehicle accident are often chaotic and filled with confusion and discomfort. While much of your focus should be on getting the medical care you need, it’s also essential to take steps towards protecting yourself in the long term. Regardless of who is at fault for the accident, talking with a qualified team of legal experts makes it easier to get the help you need, from dealing with insurance adjusters, navigating the healthcare system, and helping you build the best case possible to receive adequate compensation.
Even though injured individuals have up to 2 years to file a lawsuit following an accident, the sooner you speak with a lawyer, the sooner you’ll be able to begin the process of getting vital answers that allow you to start down the road to recovery. With that being said, it’s crucial to contact an injury lawyer if:
You’ve Suffered A Severe Injury
Motorcycle accidents carry a high risk for severe injuries due to the lack of external protection offered by bikes. While wearing proper protection can drastically reduce your risk of major injury, the unfortunate reality is, many motorcycle involved collisions do involve permanent injuries or disabilities for one, if not multiple involved parties. Signs that you may have a major injury include:
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Numbness and/or unexplained bruising
- Blurred vision
- Disturbing dreams/poor emotional regulation.
Should you notice any of these symptoms, get medical help immediately, document everything thoroughly, and contact a legal representative as soon as possible
Your Injuries Have Progressed into a Longstanding Disability
Major injuries can often take days, weeks, or even months to appear. Even though you may have felt relatively “fine” immediately following the accident, it’s important to keep a close eye on your health and note any changes as time progresses. It’s also critical to take action as soon as possible if you or your doctor notice any sort of decline in wellness in order ensure you’re able to build the strongest case for compensation if needed.
Your Quality of Life Has Declined
Major and minor injuries aren’t always about bodily harm. While physical impairments are significant, the mental harm caused by accidents is just as important to acknowledge. PTSD, stress, and the strain caused by having your normal way of life disrupted indefinitely can be incredibly difficult for Albertans to handle. Partnering with a law firm like James H. Brown and Associates gives you access to the support and resources you need in order to receive just compensation for your losses.
Here to Help
Don’t face the pain and challenges of injuries caused by a motorcycle accident alone. If you or someone you love are suffering from chronic pain, a spinal cord injury, brain injury, or other life compromising debilitation as the result of a motorcycle accident, James H. Brown and Associates is here to help. With full scale legal services including accident reconstruction, access to local support programs and more, the team at James H. Brown and Associates is here to make injury law easy and accessible for Albertans. Our team of experts will investigate all the circumstances of your accident, carefully study the police report and witness statements and advocate for you to receive fair compensation for your injuries.
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