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Seeking Medical Treatment After a Motorcycle Accident

Working Conference Of ColleaguesThe Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety[1] provides that in 2012 there were 134 fatal motorcycle accidents, 125 of which involved helmeted motorcycle drivers or passengers.  The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that through 2008, lower extremity injuries were the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes, followed by upper extremity and head injuries and that motorcyclists involved in crashes sustained more leg injuries with bone fractures [2] being the most common type of injury.  That department also provides that in 2012, 4,957 individuals were killed [3] in motorcycle accidents, an increase of 7% from 2011.  Statistics like these suggest that anyone involved in a motorcycle accident may require medical attention even if they were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and their injuries are not obvious.

Accidents can cause injury to almost every party of the body depending upon the type of accident and the severity of the impact.  It is, therefore, important to be examined by a medical professional as soon as possible after being involved in a motorcycle accident in order to confirm the type and extent of any injuries or to confirm that no injuries occurred.  Any delay to receiving medical treatment could make even a minor injury more serious or even lead to permanent injury.

Contact an Alpharetta motorcycle accident attorney

Even if you and your passenger were wearing helmets, it is important to visit a doctor or other qualified medical professional as soon as possible following a motorcycle accident.  Motorcycle accident victims, both riders and passengers, are often entitled to significant financial compensation under Georgia law. Find out how much compensation you are actually eligible to receive.

References:

[1] http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/motorcycles-statistics/
[2]  http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810982.pdf
[3] http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles

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