Brain Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents
Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys
Motorcycle accidents are notorious for being one of the most dangerous, if not
the most dangerous, type of traffic collision on American highways. Riders
are thrown from their vehicles at even slow speeds and are nearly guaranteed
to suffer some sort of bodily injury. A properly-fitted helmet is always
necessary for a rider to wear but it might not be enough to prevent a
traumatic brain injury (TBI).
If you are a motorcycle rider who has suffered a brain injury despite your
best efforts to be responsible and safe while riding, you must take action
quickly to seek compensation and set things right.
Contact Laynas & Georges, P.C. today and let our Philadelphia brain injury
lawyers know what happened. Our
case evaluations are free and we work for contingency fees – we do not get paid unless we
win you a settlement – so you do not have to worry about paying
upfront or out of pocket for our services.
Compensation for Lifelong Treatments
A brain injury is considerably more damaging than any other sort of bodily
harm due to the fact that in many cases, once it has been done, it cannot
be undone. Treatments may be used to reduce the overall impact of what
a TBI has caused but a complete reversal is often impossible. For this
reason, people who live with brain injuries generally need medications
and therapy for the rest of their lives, which can become notably expensive.
Your injury claim should pursue compensation that helps pay for:
- Initial medical treatments
- Ongoing rehabilitation procedures
- Medications and prescriptions
- Reduced income potential
- Damaged standard of living
- Emotional depression or grief
Identifying TBIs Early is Crucial
There is a distinct possibility that you have suffered a brain injury after
being in a motorcycle accident and not realize it yet. According to the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of motorcycle
accidents will cause the rider to experience death or serious injury,
most commonly brain or spine damage. Due to the adrenaline a crash victim
experiences in the moment of impact, subtle brain injuries might not be
readily apparent but this does not make them any less dangerous. This
information is not meant to scare you, it should hopefully motivate you
to see your doctor as soon as possible if you have not already.
Symptoms of underlying brain injuries caused in a motorcycle accident are:
- Insomnia or excessive hours of sleeping
- Blacking out
- Unexplained seizures or vomiting
- Sensory deprivation (deafness, blindness, numbness, etc.)
- Uncharacteristic migraines
- Difficulty talking or understanding speech
We Have 30+ Years of Brain Injury Case Experience
Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys are well-versed and familiar
with a wide range of injury case types but two of our areas of focus are
brain injuries and traffic collisions. With our understanding of both
what causes a motorcycle accident and the harm a motorcycle accident is
likely to cause, we can strengthen your claim for recovery by preparing
a sound, reliable case on your behalf. We want you to find comfort as
soon as possible, so we approach your case with the idea of an out-of-court
settlement in mind. If the liable party is being unreasonable, though,
we prepare from day one to take the matter to court for litigation.
Put dedicated legal fighters in your corner.
Contact us today.