Motorcycle riders face a much higher risk of developing a traumatic brain injury during a California motorcycle accident than any other accident victim. This is because riders could be ejected from a motorcycle or falling off, and striking their head after they land.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with a traumatic brain injury might include dizziness, headache, confusion, disorientation, impairments in thinking and mood changes. If any of those symptoms are noticed by someone following a motorcycle accident, it is important to get emergency medical treatment immediately.
Brain injuries can be extremely deceptive because a victim might be able to communicate as usual after sustaining a mild injury. They might not even seem very disoriented or confused. However, most of the damage associated with a TBI in a motorcycle accident can happen hours or even days beyond the crash.
The reason that TBIs are so common is because the way a brain reacts to an injury; the brain gets moved around inside the skull after a motorcycle accident and can smash against the sides or the top of the skull, leading to bleeding, bruising and tearing in the brain. The hours and days immediately after a crash are some of the most important to keep an eye on a motorcycle accident victim.
The long-term problems from brain injuries may occur, such as seizures, trouble speaking, loss of motor skills, inability to work, mood changes and memory loss. Consulting with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer may help you file a claim in a timely fashion.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines