Head/Brain Injuries Attorney
When you or a loved one suffer a head and/or brain injury after a motorcycle accident, the effects may impact every aspect of life. Extensive medical treatment may be necessary and cause a financial hardship due to expense. A motorcycle injury lawyer with 911 Biker Law can help you receive full compensation for head and brain injuries after an accident. Contact our law firm today.
Common Head & Brain Injuries
Any type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect your daily life, regardless of severity. Symptoms of a TBI affect a motorcyclist’s cognitive, physical, and sensory faculties, resulting in short- and long-term life changes.
Commonly called a brain bruise, a brain contusion leads to bleeding in the brain. Most brain contusions heal on their own but others need to be surgically repaired. This type of injury usually occurs at the same time as a concussion.
A subdural hematoma forms when blood vessels along the surface of the brain are torn. Tears are caused by an impact to the head, such as the head striking a roadway surface in a motorcycle accident. Blood accumulates in the space between the top of the brain and under the skull, placing pressure on the brain. Mild subdural hematomas are generally allowed to heal without medical intervention but more severe cases almost always need surgery to relieve the blood buildup and pressure.
This type of head injury occurs when an object penetrates the skull and brain. Motorcyclists who don’t wear a helmet when riding have a high risk of suffering a penetrating injury during an accident. Penetrating injuries should always receive immediate medical attention due to the many immediate side effects, such as severe bleeding.
Concussions are the most common type of TBI and have a wide range of severity. The injury occurs when the brain suddenly and/or violently moves inside the skull, usually from a sudden blow to the head or stop of motion.
Coup & Contrecoup
These two types of brain injuries occur after a blow to the head causes the brain to hit the side of the skull. Where a brain contusion develops defines whether the injury is a coup or contrecoup injury. Coup injuries happen at the point of impact while contrecoup injuries are located opposite the point of impact.
Diffuse Axonal Injury
A diffuse axonal injury happens when the brain rapidly accelerates then decelerates inside the skull. It commonly occurs in motor vehicle accidents and other accidents where the brain is shaken. Lesions form in a large area of the brain’s white matter as the brain tissue moves over itself. This is a severe head injury because damage to the white matter affects your ability to move and control over sensory faculties.
Reasons To Always Wear A Helmet
Florida is one of 28 states to have a partial helmet law. Riders older than age 21 and who have at least $10,000 of additional medical insurance aren’t required to wear a helmet when riding. While state law doesn’t require it, the Orlando motorcycle accident attorneys with 911 Biker Law always encourage wearing a helmet and following safe riding guidelines. The consequences of not doing so are staggering.
What To Do If You Suffer A Head & Brain Injury
If you’ve suffered a head or brain injury, or suspect you have, seek medical attention immediately. Many people believe a TBI will heal on its own. While some do, full symptoms may not appear for several day or weeks after the accident. A medical professional will be able to correctly diagnose the injury and recommend a treatment plan. Because the treatment plan may last months or years, the Orlando motorcycle accident lawyers with 911 Biker Law can help you secure full compensation for the injury.
Accident Attorney In Orlando, FL
A head and brain injury can affect everyone in your life. Compensation may be necessary to cover medical treatment, rehabilitation, and other expenses that occur after a motorcycle accident. To speak with a hit and run attorney who is experienced in handling head and brain injury-related cases, contact 911 Biker Law today.