Did You Injure Your Head In A Motorcycle Accident?
An experienced attorney can help you recover
Bikers know that they take risks every time they get on the road. Because a motorcycle doesn't have an enclosed body like a car, motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable people on the road. That's why they take significant safety precautions such as wearing protective gear.
But even with those precautions in place, motorcycle accidents can and do cause serious injuries - and some of the most serious are injuries to the head, such as concussions.
The experienced motorcycle accident concussion lawyers at NLE Law are dedicated to helping injured motorcycle riders and passengers recover. We understand the long-term consequences of a head or brain injury, and we know how to pursue full and fair compensation for those injuries.
How motorcycle collisions lead to brain injuries
Unlike passenger cars and trucks, motorcycles provide no head injury protection to riders or passengers. Most commonly, bikers sustain concussions and other head injuries when they are thrown from their bikes and hit the ground or an object. Sometimes, a larger vehicle makes direct contact with the biker's head during a collision.
Helmets help to protect against head injuries, but they only do so much. Even a biker who is wearing a helmet may sustain a serious head injury depending on the circumstances of the accident. And the nature of brain injuries is such that even a seemingly minor impact can have serious long-term consequences. For instance, research shows that even mild concussions can lead to permanent damage to the pituitary gland, leading to debilitating, long-term symptoms such as fatigue, depression and mood changes caused by hormone deficiencies.
If you have symptoms of brain injury, you need to take immediate action
Brain injuries, along with some other types of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents, can be especially dangerous because they have delayed-onset symptoms. That's why it's so important to seek medical help right away, even if you feel fine. Some symptoms that indicate you may have a concussion or other brain injury include:
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty reading or concentrating
- Changes in mood
- Sensitivity to light
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Loss of coordination or balance
In short, if something's not right, you need to see a doctor right away - and you need to contact us. The longer you wait to seek legal counsel, the more difficult it may be to get the compensation you need to move forward. We're dedicated to helping injured bikers recover, and our attorneys know how to get our clients the treatment and services they need to reach maximum medical improvement.
If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident and suspect you may have a concussion, we're ready to help you. Call (206) 623-7520 to schedule your free consultation.