Because a Wisconsin motorcycle accident is a frightening and physically taxing ordeal, it’s important to be prepared for anything. These helpful suggestions for treating someone going into shock following a Wisconsin bike wreck could mean the difference between life and death.
- If you see someone who you think may be experiencing motorcycle accident shock, do the following things after calling 911:
- Try to detect whether the patient is irritable or breathing rapidly, as these are the first signs of an internal problem. Skin that is pale, moist, and cool to the touch is another warning sign.
- The first thing you should do is to have the shock victim lie down, and make her as comfortable as possible. Pain will make the symptoms of shock manifest more quickly. Also, you should elevate the legs of the shock victim to stimulate blood flow, unless she has been severely injured.
- After getting a shock victim to lie down, try to control any bleeding you see. Apply pressure to any bleeding areas or tie a tourniquet to cut off blood flow where necessary.
- Body temperature plays a large role in reducing shock. Try to maintain a normal body temperature in the shock victim by covering her with blankets or jackets if available.
If you or someone you know has suffered from shock after being involved in a Wisconsin motorcycle crash, contact the Madison bike crash lawyers Hupy and Abraham toll-free at 800-800-5678 or locally at 608-277-7777to order your FREE copy of The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims. Call today to set up a confidential and free consultation with our team, to move you forward to getting the compensation you deserve.