Motorcycle accidents tend to be more violent and devastating than other types of collisions, and traumatic brain injury is a frequent result. The laws of physics dictate that motorcycle riders typically absorb the brunt of energy from colliding with a car or truck, flinging the rider into the air or against an unforgiving surface in an instant. Any number of destructive medical conditions can follow, but one of the most pernicious and dangerous is traumatic brain injury, which is a blow to the very core of what makes us human.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can take many forms, from mild to severe. Mild traumatic brain injuries are most commonly associated with concussions, and involve a loss of consciousness (if any) that lasts under 30 minutes. Although many people "walk away" from mild traumatic brain injuries, the after-effects and lingering symptoms can be grave indeed, including persistent headaches, memory effects, difficulties with speech and personality changes. Injuries such as these are profoundly disruptive to our daily lives, and thus the damages that accrue to them are proportionally large.
Severe Brain Injuries
Severe brain injuries are more immediately identifiable. They are traditionally defined as a loss of consciousness that lasts more than 30 minutes, and may include such complicating factors as penetrating skull injury, total loss of memory, and coma. Although the helmets that motorcycle riders wear have improved greatly in recent years, they cannot yet prevent the internal collisions that occur within a skull after a major collision on a motorcycle.
Recover Your Expenses After a Brain Injury
If you want to recover the significant damages associated with a traumatic brain injury on a motorcycle, you need to work with attorneys who understand the specific issues. Here at Klest Injury Law Firm, we have been specializing in motorcycle accidents and auto accidents for many years, and our breadth of experience with traumatic brain injury can help you win a more complete settlement. If you want to get started right away with experts who understand your accident, please call 866-264-7639 or use our contact form today. We never take any fee unless we win you money.