You may feel fine after a motorcycle crash but watch out for these injuries that may appear days later.
You just got into an accident while riding your motorcycle. You were wearing a helmet, so you escaped with just a few bumps and bruises. You think you will be fine.
What you may not know is that you may experience delayed injuries after a motorcycle accident. So even if you feel fine immediately afterward, you should see a doctor right away. This will allow the doctor to look for head injuries, back and neck pain, and internal injuries that could lead to serious conditions down the road. Here are some common delayed injuries to look for after a motorcycle accident.
Headaches are common after any type of vehicle accident. Even if you were wearing a helmet, you could have still suffered head trauma. Head trauma can cause other symptoms, such as nauseas, dizziness, and changes in sleeping habits, such as sleeping too much or not being able to sleep at all. These symptoms could signal a mild concussion or a major brain injury, so see a doctor and get things checked out right away to avoid further damage.
Changes in Personality or Bodily Function
Also connected to head injuries are personality changes or impairment of your bodily functions. If you feel more agitated or depressed than normal or are having memory or concentration problems, you may have a head injury. Problems with vision, hearing, or movement can also be attributed to a traumatic brain injury.
Back and Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries may also crop up days or weeks following a motorcycle accident. In minor cases, these injuries may be stress or tension, but in severe cases, you are looking at tissue or nerve damage. Delayed injuries in these body parts can also signal something even more serious, such as a spinal cord injury, so do not ignore pain in these areas.
Damage to the neck or spine can also lead to a feeling of numbness in your arms or hands. This is often caused by whiplash, which tends to result from rear-end accidents. This can end up being a serious nerve injury, so seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
We all experience tummy troubles from time to time, but if you are feeling chronic pain in the abdomen, with dizziness or bruising, then it is possible that you may have internal bleeding. You could also have bruised bones and organs. These medical issues can be fatal if not treated promptly, so take abdominal pain seriously and get to the ER right away.
Contact Our Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycles can be fun, but one wrong move can lead to an accident along with debilitating injuries. Some of these injuries may not even show up right away, making things even more complicated.
The Oklahoma City motorcycle accident attorneys at Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker understand how dangerous a motorcycle accident can be. Let us help you get the most money possible for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call (580) 765-9660 or fill out the online form.