Riding a bicycle is a common activity that most people partake in for recreation, exercise, or environmentally-friendly transportation. However, this comes at a risk of experiencing bicycle accidents.
Head injuries are a common risk bicyclists face when this type of incident occurs. This is even if these cyclists are wearing a helmet. Nonetheless, the value of helmet use shouldn’t go unnoticed, and you can save your life if you wear a helmet while you’re riding your bicycle.
Our experienced head injury attorneys
can help you learn the ins and outs of this serious predicament.
Call an Ehline attorney today to book your free consultation!
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
TBI is one of the most prevalent causes of disability and death in the US. This results from a blow, bump or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain functions.
The most common symptoms from this type of injury include:
- Change in emotions or sleeping patterns
- Difficulty speaking coherently
- Ringing in the ears
- Vomiting and nausea
- Blurry vision
- Memory problems
- Unconsciousness lasting more than 30 minutes.
Common Types of Head Injuries
Several types of severe injuries can result from a bike accident.
Some of the most common to bicyclists are:
Traumatic Brain Injury
This refers to any injury to the brain that’s caused by trauma. This includes blunt force, penetration, or a severe shake. These injuries can cause behavioral, physical, and cognitive impairments. However, these symptoms depend on what part of the brain gets injured.
Concussions are mild forms of a TBI.
However, this doesn’t mean this type of brain injury can’t be severe. Symptoms from these concussions can last for many months, and patients might also suffer from long-term post-concussion syndrome. This is where patients experience prolonged suffering and struggles from the injury.
The right accident can fracture bone despite this material being incredibly strong. These fractures might include depressions in the cracks or skull.
Almost 40 percent of patients who suffer from head trauma are likely to develop an intracranial hematoma
. This is blood clotting or pooling inside or on the brain, which can be life-threatening.
Head injury from accidents involving bicycles might include fractures to the face of the patient. This could include the eye sockets, cheekbones, jaw, forehead, and nose.
What is the Average Settlement for a Brain Injury?
An average settlement is difficult to identify when the type of brain injury can vary from one patient to another. The extent of this injury is vast, which means that the monetary compensation is just as wide.
However, mild TBI generally settles around $85,000, while moderate TBI can gain compensation of $900,000. Nonetheless, severe TBI generally can settle at $3 million.
Treatment for Head Injuries
It’s no secret that prevention is the best treatment for a TBI. That’s why wearing a helmet is extremely important when riding a bicycle. Helmet use should always be a priority, especially when sharing the road with a motor vehicle.
The Best Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorney
Our expert head injury legal team has the reputation of offering exceptional comprehensive and aggressive legal assistance to victims of traumatic brain injuries
. These individuals who have sustained mild traumatic brain damage in a bicycle accident typically wish to seek compensation for damages caused by this bicycle-related accident.
If this is your predicament, Ehline Law is here to assist you in the most efficient way possible. Our objective in offering these legal services to victims with traumatic brain injuries (sustained in bicycle accidents) is to ensure that those affected receive the right medical and health attention they deserve.
In addition to this, we work relentlessly and aggressively to make sure these victims gain adequate compensation for their pain and suffering. We can help you gain the benefits you deserve that align with the damage from this traumatic brain injury. We can do this by:
Duty is the requirement to undergo particular legal practices that abide by the law, any personal commitment, and morality. When enlisting in our legal assistance services, you have peace of mind knowing that we uphold our responsibility of duty.
In addition to this, we also pride ourselves on working aggressively to ensure you receive justice and gain the deserved compensation for this head injury.
Breach of Duty
We work to rectify any breach of duty conducted by other parties while building and representing your case. Our team has your best interest at heart during the entire process of fighting for the personal injury damages you deserve.
Causation is the relationship between the effect and cause that resulted in one action and the overall result of such action. This is the act or process of producing the end product.
In this instance, the final result is the patient suffering a head injury from a bicycle-related incident. From our extensive experience, we have seen defendants try to place negligence on the patient.
It’s our job to ensure the truth prevails and shows that you’re the victim of one of these bicycle crashes and not the reason for such an event occurring.
We have the aggressive desire, passion, and expertise to make sure our clients gain the compensation they deserve after suffering from a traumatic brain injury. We help you identify the damages from this accident and work to receive justice for the damages caused and the head trauma sustained.
Comparative Fault (or Pure Comparative Negligence)
Our compassionate and hard-working attorneys have the expertise to ensure that your lack of causing this bike accident is clearly outlined. Nonetheless, we have the expertise to highlight your story and make sure it’s heard. We work to make sure that all responsibility is on the respective party while avoiding defendants attempting to place the blame on the victim.
Why Should You Choose Our California Brain Injury Legal Services?
At the Ehline Law Firm, we pride ourselves on assisting injured patients in the most effective and non-invasive way possible. Nothing can stop us from helping you during your time of need, not even the restrictive visitation policies associated with the emergency department.
This is because we provide a 24-hour concierge service near you. We can come to your office, home, or even the hospital to ensure we assist you in the most convenient way.
The lead counsel of Ehline Law, Michael Ehline, became a lawyer after reading about the law. At the time, Michael Ehline didn’t have an undergrad or law degree. He became medically disabled while serving in the US Marines.
From this undeniably traumatic experience he suffered, he can empathize and relate to his various traumatic brain injury clients in a way that other lawyers can’t. Michael also has an unmatched sense of honor. The Ehline Law Firm prides itself on its legal background, military service, impeccable results, numerous awards, and happy clients.
All of these assets make us the best legal firm out there to deal with insurance companies. This superiority is why we should be your number-one choice when looking for legal representation.
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