Involved in a Motorcycle Accident? Here’s a List of Recovery Tips You Should Consider Taking
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents rarely end well for the motorcyclist. In 2018, about
488 fatal motorcycle accidents took place in California. A motorcycle does not offer the same level of protection compared to a regular car, which is why motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities have continued to become an issue.
Recovering from a motorcycle accident may vary depending on how severe the injury is. Typically, minor injuries can be taken care of by using at-home remedies. However, if the injury is moderate to severe, a motorcyclist will likely be transported to the hospital by paramedics to receive further medical care. Treatment options for recovery may include surgery, pain medication, imaging tests, blood tests, and more. Physical therapy may also be another option if the motorcyclist is unable to function their body on their own.
Once a motorcyclist is released from hospital care, they will need to continue taking care of themself. In the section below, we have created a list of recovery tips a motorcyclist should consider after a motorcycle accident.
If you were a victim of a motorcycle accident and are in financial burden due to costly medical or hospital bills, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the party at-fault. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our motorcycle accident attorneys will assess your case to determine what necessary courses of action should be taken to ensure you get maximum compensation for your losses.
Common types of motorcycle injuries include, but are not limited to, road rash, spinal cord injury, head injury, broken bones, internal bleeding, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The process of recovery for these particular injuries may vary depending on the level of severity. Some may be incurable, however, with treatment it can improve. To learn more about recovering from an accident, please read our list of tips down below:
Reduce stress. This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but it is easier said than done. There are many things that will lead to stress after an accident, such as unexpected medical bills, loss of work,property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
However, stress can only do your body harm. As the hormone cortisol is produced, it causes your metabolism to slow down which decreases circulation, negatively affecting your immune system and extending your revival process. Stress can also cause an infection to worsen over time. Another side-effect of stress is a by-product of post motorcycle accident PTSD. This puts more value in making sure to maintain best-practices to reduce stress.
Benefits from stress reduction include:
A decrease in anxiety and irritability
Improved memory and focus
Increased overall physical and mental health
Drink water. Your water intake is especially important in warmer climates, like the one in Los Angeles, California. Though your body is already made up of 60 percent water, experts suggest that each person drink 8 glasses of water a day to maintain ideal hydration levels. Water is particularly helpful when it comes to healing. Your body uses water to fight bacteria, produce new tissue, and break down broken cells.Benefits from drinking water include:
Lubrication of the joints
Cushions the brain and other sensitive organs
Regulation of body temperature
Delivery of oxygen throughout the body
Maintains blood pressure
Delivery of nutrients throughout the blood and body
Boosts exercise performance
Reduces kidney damage
Regulates the digestive system
Get a lot of rest. A lack of sleep can negatively affect your healing process. It has been proven that if you don’t get enough sleep some injuries may not heal at all. Many doctors will suggest that in addition to your normal 8 hours of sleep it is helpful to take short naps throughout the day to expedite the process.Benefits from getting a lot of rest include:
A stronger heart
More resilience during exercise and athletic activities
More alert and responsive brain
Stronger immune system
Healthier blood sugar levels
Eat healthy. When healing from an injury, many people consider eating a copious amount of protein. This is because every cell in the body requires protein, and scientific research has proven that it helps with the long term recovery from injuries.Since the body can lose up to 100 milligrams of protein a day from exudation and fluid leakage, it is important to replenish these fluids in order to heal properly.
Benefits of eating healthy include:
Heart health and reduced risk of stroke
Reduced risk of cancer
Improved resilience to injury
Stronger immune system
Exercise. Whether you’re injured or not, exercise can have a positive impact on your body. Not only does it increase the circulation of blood throughout the body, but it also reduces stress and helps keep the wound mobile, which aids in proper healing. Benefits of exercise include:
Increase energy levels
Increased blood flow
Increased brain health and memory
Improved sex life
Contact West Coast Trial Lawyers to Find Out How We Can Help
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, our motorcycle accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve for losses you have suffered, which include medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact us today by calling 213-927-3700 or filling out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.
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