When a motorcycle accident engaged apparently with minor scrapes and bruises, the attraction is strong to swiftly get past the displeasing experience and return to your normal everyday routine. However, not getting a physical checkup by a physician or doctor is a huge mistake. You may have internal injuries that you haven’t yet felt because there is no external wound or bleeding that were visible to human eyes.
You may not feel the injuries yet at first because the accident may have activated the pain suppressing hormones. Moreover, it may take time before the internal injuries will experiencing pain because of the tissue inflammation and internal bleeding. Compare to other vehicle accidents, a motorcyclist having a motorcycle accidents who is thrown or falls from his bike will suffer more extensive pain experiences.
Hidden Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents:
- Whiplash. Often exhibits delayed symptoms, caused by an over extension of the neck when it’s whipped forward and backward in an accident.
- Traumatic brain injuries. These include concussion, coup-cont-recoup, and contusion. The bruising and bleeding in the brain may take time to experience the symptoms. Most people having this injuries didn’t get any medical attention because there is no pain yet and time to time they end up their life.
- Internal organ damage. The medical effects of this injury may take time to manifest. Inflammation of damaged tissue and internal blood pooling can take time before they affect nearby nerves and cause pain. Internal organ damage can have serious situation when the victim doesn’t seek prompt treatment.
- Spine and back injuries. A spinal injury can also take time to experience the symptoms. If the injury involves nerve damage, the symptoms may present elsewhere such as in a foot or leg.
Always get a medical checkup by a doctor when having the accident. If you are diagnosed with an injury, then get and talk to a motorcycle accident lawyer if the accident involved a reckless or negligent motorist. Contact Hogan Injury for a free consultation.