One of the most common injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident is traumatic brain injury (TBI). The kind of crashes that leave a biker with a brain injury are catastrophic; many motorcyclists who get into accidents don’t survive their injuries. Those who do recover are often forced to live with live-altering brain injuries that prevent them from working and enjoying the quality of life they did before the accident.
When you are out on your motorcycle and someone else’s negligence or careless mistake causes an accident, you want justice and need financial compensation — especially if you have suffered catastrophic injury like a TBI, spinal or neck trauma from a motorcycle accident, don’t wait another moment. Contact a personal injury lawyer who focuses his entire legal practice on fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims. Andrew Prince will leave no stone unturned as he works tirelessly to get you significant compensation for your pain and suffering and more.
Every now and again, most people bang their head against something. Perhaps you walk into a wall or hit your head getting into your car. Most of the time, you shake it off — your ego is more bruised than anything else.
All motorcycle riders and passengers must wear helmets when riding Middlesex, Hudson, Essex and Union counties and throughout New Jersey; that’s the law. However, if you get into a crash, there are many times that a motorcycle helmet is not going to save you from a traumatic brain injury. This is because while a helmet may protect the head from some injuries, it won’t stop the brain from moving back and forth inside the skull upon impact. The brain gets seriously bruised and often bleeds as nerves are torn or severed.
It is critical to get medical help immediately after a motorcycle accident. You may not even know you suffered a brain injury because, except in the most serious accidents, the victim may not lose consciousness or even have immediate pain. Shock from the accident often masks the pain of a mild to moderate TBI. In many cases of TBI, the victim’s condition can decline quickly. It starts with a headache, then dizziness and blurry vision set in. This is because it’s not unusual for the brain to endure a delayed trauma; the brain itself swells, pushes up against the skull and the resulting symptoms can be frightening and even fatal.
When you are dealing with the symptoms of a TBI, you need to put your attention into your medical treatment and recovery. Allow Andrew Prince to deal with the legal business associated with your accident in Jersey City and New Brunswick. He will fight to hold the negligent person who caused your accident responsible for their mistakes.
The severity of a brain injury can vary depending on exactly which part of the brain was hurt.
Concussion: This usually mild injury does not cause permanent side effects. Victims may lose consciousness briefly and headache and nausea are common. More severe concussions can take far longer to heal, seriously impacting a person’s ability to manage tasks of daily living such as driving.
Diffuse axonal injury: When the brain moves back and forth in the skull, the nerves often tear and are damage. This type of injury can seriously impact the brain’s ability to function normally.
Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: The brain is usually surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid that cushions and protects it. In a motorcycle accident, it’s not unusual for this space to fill with blood causing a variety of repercussions. These may be contusions (bruises) hematoma (blood clot)
A traumatic brain injury must be diagnosed by a physician after performing brain scans such as a CAT scan or MRI. Depending which part of the brain is affected and the type of injury, you may be experiencing some or many of the following symptoms following a motorcycle crash:
Of all the people who suffer TBIs each year in the United States, about one million will be diagnosed with a mild injury that doesn’t require hospitalization. Several hundred thousand will be diagnosed with a moderate or severe head trauma that requires them to be admitted to the hospital for observation or treatment. Sadly, many others will succumb to the accident injuries and will die. When this happens, surviving family members may have a wrongful death lawsuit.
Any brain injury resulting from a motorcycle accident may have been caused by someone else’s negligence on the road. If this is the case in your situation, you need to speak with a lawyer who will review all medical documentation, police reports and consult with accident reconstruction experts. Andrew Prince will build a solid personal injury case on your behalf. He will negotiate skillfully in an effort to get you a sizable settlement offer. When that’s not possible, he will not hesitate to take the battle to a court room where he will fight for your rights.
Andrew Prince takes all personal injury cases on contingency. You won’t have to pay any upfront fees. He doesn’t get paid unless he wins damages on your behalf, so you know he will work tirelessly for a successful outcome in your case.
Moreover, Mr. Prince is passionate about protecting the rights of motorcycle riders. He is a biker advocate and often speaks about motorcycle insurance and other protective measures bikers can take to ensure their rights are protected. Contact him today for a free consultation.
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