Due to the lack of protection provided by motorcycles, it’s common
to suffer catastrophic, life-altering injuries in a
motorcycle accident. Often, it’s not just the accident victim who suffers in the aftermath
of a serious motorcycle accident. It’s common for these injuries
to be trying on family members and other loved ones as well.
motorcycle accident victim suffers a catastrophic injury such as a
traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury, the victim’s family members tend to experience
the physical, psychological, and financial burdens associated with providing
care during the rehabilitation and recovery period. In many instances,
it can be difficult to know what to say and do in order to provide the
support your loved one needs during this difficult time.
The following tips will help you show your support for a loved one who
has suffered a
catastrophic injury in a motorcycle accident:
Get involved in the rehabilitation process — Be present at doctor appointments, participate in physical therapy sessions
whenever appropriate, and engage your loved one in recommended at-home
Make sure the home is a safe and comfortable environment — Make any necessary modifications to your loved one’s home that facilitate
Maintain a structured schedule — Help establish a schedule that maintains the proper balance for your loved
one. This schedule should encourage consistent active behavior without
resulting in fatigue, exhaustion, and frustration. Help steer your loved
one towards activities he or she enjoys and that can be performed with
reasonable success based on current physical and mental limitations.
Write things down — It’s common for brain injury victims to experience memory loss.
To address this issue, create a system where important reminders are jotted
down on lists or post-it notes that are easily visible throughout the
house. This will help your loved one access this important information
independently without constantly needing others to provide verbal reminders.
While it’s important to be there for your loved one as much as possible,
you also need to take some time for yourself. Make sure other friends
and family members are also taking an active role in providing support
for your loved one. Ideally, everyone should take shifts so all caregivers
receive a break once in a while. If necessary, bring in a professional
The road to recovery after a motorcycle accident can be long and difficult.
By being available to listen to your loved one’s needs and provide
support, you can help make recovery goals more achievable.
The attorneys at Golomb & Honik have more than three decades of experience
handling complex motorcycle accident cases for injury victims in the Philadelphia
area. Our lawyers understand the challenges you and your loved one are
facing right now, and we’ll stand by your side every step of the
way to help your loved one recover the compensation he or she deserves.
Pease contact Golomb & Honik using the form at the left side of the page or
call (855) 889-5389 today to
schedule your free motorcycle accident consultation. We serve clients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.