If you have a loved one who sustained a brain injury from a motorcycle accident, it is important that you take action to protect them while they are in recovery. Brain injuries are very common in motorcycle accidents, due to the force with which the helmet might hit the ground. Here’s what steps you need to take first.
Contact an Attorney
The first thing you should do if your loved one was in a motorcycle accident and sustained a brain injury is to contact a personal injury attorney. The attorney will be able to help you determine who was at fault for the accident so that you can get fair and reasonable compensation. They can negotiate with the insurance companies and take the case to trial if necessary.
Power of Attorney
If your loved one is unable to handle their own affairs due to their brain injury, you will need to get a signed power of attorney, or you will need to go through the courts to gain responsibility for their needs. Once you have this power, you will be able to successfully manage your loved one’s case while they continue to heal in the hospital.
Follow Doctor’s Orders
Even if your loved one is released from the hospital, it is important that they follow all doctor’s orders in relation to their injury. If ongoing medical treatment or therapy will be required for recovery, those expenses should be compensated when you are compensated for the injuries. However, it is important that you follow doctor’s orders exactly to protect your right to compensation.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, it is important to act quickly. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.