How long does it take to recover from a motorcycle accident?
The road to recovery after a motorcycle accident can be long and frustrating, especially where there are serious, life changing injuries to deal with. While it is understandable to want a clear idea of what to expect, the reality is that there are no firm answers.
The doctors and other specialists handling your care should be able to give you an estimate of how long your recovery is likely to take, but it is important to remember that this is just an estimate based on their experience with other cases. Each person and each set of injuries is unique and, in many cases, the full level of injury takes some time to become apparent.
Which types of motorcycle accident injuries take the longest to recover from?
With some types of injuries, such as minor broken bones, scrapes and bruises, recovery can be relatively fast and predictable. There tends to be more uncertainty and a higher likelihood of ongoing health issues where injuries are more severe.
Examples of common types of motorcycle injuries that can take longer to recover from include:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Complex fractures
- Internal injuries, such as organ damage
These types of injuries can take many months or even years to achieve recovery and, in some cases, a complete recovery may not be possible.
What can you do to speed up your recovery after a motorcycle accident?
The best thing you can do to speed up your motorcycle accident recovery is to ensure you get the right medical, rehabilitation and care support as soon as possible after your accident. It is also crucial that you follow the recommendations of the people handling your care, such as consistently carrying out any physiotherapy and other rehab exercises you are given.
Taking good general care of your health can also speed up your accident recovery e.g. avoiding smoking and excessive drinking, eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of rest and taking appropriate exercise.
Unfortunately, many people struggle to get the level of care and support they need through the NHS and other public services. Turning to private providers is often the best option to make sure you have the fastest recovery and best long-term outcome. Of course, being able to fund this type of private care is beyond the means of many people, which is why making a motorcycle accident claim is frequently the only way people can get the help they need.
How to make a motorcycle accident claim
Motorcycle accident claims can seem intimidating, especially if you are not sure whether you have a claim, how the process works or exactly what you are entitled to.
At Bikelawyer, we are here to remove any confusion or worry from the process of making a claim following a motorcycle accident. We offer a free consultation to discuss your accident and the circumstances that led to it. We can then offer an opinion on whether you may be owed compensation, as well as talking you through how the motorcycle injury claims process works and the level of compensation you may be able to secure.
If you decide you wish to pursue a claim with us, then we can offer to represent you on a no win, no fee basis. This means you do not have to pay anything upfront to start a claim with us and you would only need to pay our fees if we are successful in getting compensation for you. If your claim did not succeed, you would not owe us anything.
The Bikelawyer team has decades of experience handling all types of motorcycle injury claims, with a particular focus on those involving severe and life changing injuries. As such, you can be confident that your case is in safe hands.
What compensation can you get for a motorcycle accident?
Compensation for motorcycle injury claims can cover the full range of harm you have experienced as a result of a motorcycle accident, including:
- Medical expenses (such as for ongoing treatment and rehabilitation care)
- Loss of earnings (where you have had to take time off work and may be unable to work or earn as much in future)
- General damages (for your pain and suffering, as well as for any activities you are no longer able to carry out)
- Paying for special equipment and adaptations (e.g. to your home or vehicle, as well as prosthetics)
Exactly what you can claim will depend on your unique circumstances, so it is important to seek expert advice as soon as possible so you have a clear picture of what you may be entitled to.
Get in touch with our motorcycle accident claims solicitors today
To discuss making a motorcycle accident claim, please get in touch with our motorcycle accident claims solicitors at Bikelawyer. You can call us on 01446 438151.