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.