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In a Motorcycle Crash? Make Sure You Rule Out a Concussion

Sustaining broken bones or severe road rash may be the biggest fear of motorcyclists in accidents, but they should be worried about traumatic brain injuries as well. Anytime a biker gets into an accident, there’s a high chance of sustaining a brain injury, even if they are wearing a helmet.

A concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. It is caused by a forceful blow to the head that affects the way your brain functions. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a super impactful blow either; as even mild bumps to the head can lead to concussions.

It is often referred to as the silent killer, because millions of people get concussed and go on without ever realizing it. If the person doesn’t black out, they may not think much of any lapses in awareness or consciousness. They may think they’ve been dazed and continue with their daily activities until it’s too late.

While most concussions are mild in nature, there are some potentially serious symptoms to be worried about.

  • Amnesia
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Light and noise sensitivity
  • Sleep issues
  • Problems concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • Irritability

As you can see, there are a long list of potential symptoms associated with concussions. What’s worse is that many of these symptoms may not reveal themselves immediately after the accident. Even further, some of these symptoms may persist long term.

Motorcycle and car accidents are the leading causes of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in America. If you’ve been in an accident recently and have been experiencing sudden and unexplained dizziness, nausea (or other concussion symptoms), you may have sustained a brain injury.

For over 25 years, Andrew Prince, Esq. has been representing NJ motorcycle riders who have been injured in accidents. If you or someone you know deserves to be compensated for their injuries sustained in an accident, contact  Mr. Prince today for a free consultation about the case.