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What to Do the First Week After a Green Bay Motorcycle Crash

Everyone is telling you to take it easy, you’ve been through enough and you should give yourself time to heal. This is all good advice, but what if you have been seriously injured and you are anxious to do something about your recovery? What if sitting around and taking it is easy is making you restless? What if you want to do take steps to protect your possible recovery after a Green Bay motorcycle crash?

Seven Things You Can Do This Week

You should never do anything that will jeopardize your health. However, many of the things that you can do this week you can do from your hospital bed or home. If you are able to, then you should consider:

  1. Getting medical help. You have likely already done this, but it is important to continue getting the medical care that you need in the days following your crash.
     
  2. Reporting the accident to the police.
     
  3. Reporting the accident to the appropriate insurance company.
     
  4. Arranging for the help you will need during your recovery. If you are having trouble completing routine activities of daily living, such as cooking, cleaning, taking care of personal hygiene, or travel to medical appointments, you need to arrange for appropriate assistance.
     
  5. Gathering evidence or having someone else gather evidence for you. This may include taking pictures of the accident scene or gathering contact information for witnesses, for example.
     
  6. Waiting to fix your bike. Your bike might be important evidence in your case. You can arrange to have estimates for the repair costs, but do not have any work done on your motorcycle until your case is settled.
     
  7. Calling a Green Bay motorcycle accident lawyer. Even if you do not intent to hire an attorney, a free consultation—most lawyers offer them—will let you know whether you will be able to seek a recovery on your own.

Of course, not everything has to be done during the first week. If you weren’t able to, or didn’t know to, do these things in the days following your crash then you can do them in the weeks or months following your crash.

Call a Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today to Learn More

For more information about your legal rights and possible recovery after a Wisconsin motorcycle crash, please contact an experienced Green Bay motorcycle accident attorney today for more information. We can be reached via this website or by calling 920-593-5050 or 800-800-5678. We also encourage you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, to learn more.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham