Can My Lawyer Refer Me for Superior Medical Care After My Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most damaging vehicle accidents that occur in California, and they are also more likely to cause severe or fatal injuries than most other vehicle accidents. If you were recently injured in a motorcycle accident, Attorney Susan Handel can ensure you not only receive the medical treatment you need but also that you receive fair compensation for the full extent of your medical expenses resulting from the accident.
Attorney Susan Handel has years of experience handling complex motorcycle accident claims involving severe injuries. She and her team know the devastating effects any motorcycle accident injury is likely to have on you and your family. During our years of operation, we have cultivated a strong network of professional contacts in the medical field who can provide you with the medical care and advice you need after a devastating motorcycle accident injury.
Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Claims
Whenever a person sustains motorcycle accident injuries due to the actions of another party, a personal injury claim may provide the injured party with the best recourse for securing compensation for their medical expenses. However, medical expenses resulting from a motorcycle accident can include much more than the initial cost of an ambulance and a hospital stay. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else, California state law allows you to seek compensation for both immediate and future medical expenses.
Unfortunately, the first doctor who treats you may not provide you with a complete medical report that accurately lists not only your immediate injuries but also your likelihood of future medical complications from your accident. When you encounter this type of situation, Attorney Susan Handel can refer you to a trusted physician experienced in treating motorcycle accident injuries. These professionals are often better suited to providing complete and accurate medical reports for use in subsequent personal injury claims.
It’s also possible for Attorney Susan Handel to refer you to a medical professional for a second opinion if you believe the physician who treated your injuries initially did not fully explore the entire scope of your condition. Many motorcycle accident injuries lead to permanent disfigurement or disabilities, some of which may prevent the victim from working in the future.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcycle affords its rider virtually no physical protection from the forces of a crash with another vehicle or a hard surface. Additionally, motorcyclists who experience accidents are often thrown from their bikes, sustaining injuries not only from the initial crash impact but also the secondary impact of hitting the ground. Motorcycle accidents can easily cause major injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries, some of which may be fatal without immediate medical intervention. Traumatic brain injuries are also likely to cause permanent cognitive impairments, sensory processing issues, memory problems, and other long-term effects.
- Spinal injuries. Damage to the spine may result in partial or complete paralysis and prevent the victim from working in the future.
- Broken bones. Some bone fractures may heal completely within a few months, while more severe compound fractures can leave the victim susceptible to infection and/or require surgical intervention to repair.
- Internal organ damage. Physical trauma to the chest and abdomen can damage internal organs, disrupting their functions and potentially causing internal bleeding that can be fatal without prompt treatment.
- Disfiguring injuries. Sliding across asphalt after being stuck off of a motorcycle can require skin grafting, and facial injuries may result in permanent scarring that results in physical as well as psychological trauma for the victim.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the injuries a motorcycle accident can potentially cause. Additionally, the experience of a motorcycle accident can be traumatizing. If you are unsure about the level of quality of care you received from your first doctor after a motorcycle accident, or if you believe you have long-term effects that your first doctor may not have fully explored or addressed, Attorney Susan Handel can potentially connect you with superior medical providers who can help to ensure you can secure the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Work With a Trusted Motorcycle Accident Attorney
One of the most important things you can do after a motorcycle accident in California is to meet with an experienced and compassionate motorcycle accident lawyer with the skills and experience necessary to guide you to a positive result in your case.
Attorney Susan Handel and her team have years of experience successfully representing clients in difficult motorcycle accident claims, and our team can ensure the maximum possible recovery for your motorcycle accident damages. Contact the Law Offices of Susan Handel today for more information about how our firm can help with your recovery after a motorcycle accident.