If you have sustained an injury because of a bike or motor cycle accident, or any other type of accident, you may be wondering how long it is going to take you to make a full recovery from your injury. You may be worrying about how much time you may have to take off work because of your injury and how much you are likely to have to pay out for treatment costs and painkillers. Obviously, the longer the symptoms of your injury persist the more these bills will mount up and this can be an extremely anxious time for you, especially if you are not getting paid whilst you are absent from work. So how long do symptoms of injuries last and is there anything that you can do to ensure you recover from your injury as soon as possible?
An injury is caused usually, but not always, during a road traffic accident where the head and neck are suddenly and forcefully their normal range of movement. Symptoms of are not usually apparent immediately after the accident but often take several hours or even several days to appear. For this reason, it is important not to assume that you have walked away from the accident without injury – you must be vigilant in paying attention to any symptoms that start to appear over the days following the accident. Symptoms may include pain, stiffness and restricted movement in your neck, headaches, and pain and discomfort in your shoulders and upper back.
It is the job of a bicycle accident lawyer to review incidents like this and file lawsuits against parties that fail to obey the rules of the road. Some people simply take their driving privileges for granted. They drive distracted, and they fail to do the things they were taught when they first began to drive. This is a terrifying notion. Cyclists should not have to fear for their lives every time they go out to run an errand or take a ride around the neighborhood. That is why it is important to make sure drivers know there are consequences to driving recklessly. Bike riders that are hit should be entitled to compensation when it comes to dealing with property damage and medical bills. Marasco&Nesselbush, LLP law firm can help and give guidance to bike riders so that they can get their compensation.
As soon as you become aware that you may be suffering from an injury you must seek medical advice from your GP or local Accident & Emergency department. This will ensure that they can advise you on how to treat your injury to maximize your chances of making a full recovery. Treatment may include painkillers and gentle mobility exercises or, if your injury is more serious, you may need to undergo a course of treatment from a physiotherapist or chiropractor. The import thing is not to ignore your symptoms as this can often delay your recovery process and even lead to complications.
Recovery from usually takes place within a few weeks or a few months of the accident. Occasionally, recovery – even with the right course of treatment – can take 1-2 years and, much less commonly, sufferers can be left with symptoms of which are likely to continue or a long-term, or even, permanent basis. To ensure that you maximize your chances of recovering from your injury as quickly as possible make sure you seek immediate medical attention as soon as you suspect you may be suffering from an injury and, thereafter, closely follow the advice given by your GP as to the best way of treating your injury.