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Emergency Response to Motorcycle Accidents

Various factors may contribute to a motorcycle accident: road and weather conditions, a lack of appropriate signage, or a lack of awareness or other mistake on the part of an automobile driver or motorcyclist. However, no matter the cause, motorcycle accident victims usually need prompt and effective medical care. Motorcyclists are even more vulnerable to injury or death in an accident than automobile drivers, even if they wear the best protective gear available.

Emergency medical responders, like other healthcare professionals, are trained to provide a specific healthcare service and are obligated to always provide the best care in every situation. In the time-sensitive and fast-paced setting of responding to an accident involving a motorcyclist, it is crucial that mistakes are not made. If they are, injuries might be worsened or a preventable death could occur.

Types of Emergency Response Errors

Some of the emergency response errors that could affect the well-being of a motorcyclist who has just been in an accident include:

  • Taking too long to respond
  • Not properly stabilizing a person who may have broken bones or internal injuries before moving them
  • Giving improper medications or an improper dosage
  • Improperly administering CPR

These or other errors could have disastrous and long-lasting effects for motorcycle accident victims. In addition to the physical injury or losses, financial and emotional burdens may be overwhelming for victims and their loved ones.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident and feel the emergency response received was insufficient or harmful, please contact the Stevens Point medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874. You may be entitled to financial compensation to help to address the injuries and other damages incurred by the negligence of an emergency responder.