According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Through the years, motorcycle safety technology has improved.
Scientific journals and studies show that wearing a DOT-approved helmet significantly reduces motorcycle accident head injury claims. (See also, Journal of Epidemiology).
Even with the loudest pipes, and verbal and non-verbal communication, motorcycle riders are in constant danger of being killed or severely injured in a motorcyclist crash. By contrast, occupants in a passenger car are far better protected inside their metal cocoons during an impact or collision.
That’s why you can see both young and old riders wearing a helmet and other protective gear to protect against the full extent of their mortality. But that doesn’t free them from roadway danger. If another driver doesn’t follow the traffic signs and goes over the speed limit, they can crash with your bike, causing head injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury.
The primary issue with head injuries is a traumatic brain injury (or TBI), which directly jeopardizes your motor functions. That makes you lose control of your body, including your bowels. The medical treatments you need to take to heal from brain injuries are not inexpensive, so you have to invest a lot of money into paying your hospital bills.
The best you can do in those situations is to ask for help, and we are here to help you. We are the Ehline Law Firm. We specialize in personal injury trials. We are the best brain injury lawyers to choose if you seek legal action to receive total and fair compensation for your accident.
Getting that compensation is crucial to pay for your treatment, so don’t hesitate to call us or come to our office to set an appointment and start the legal process.
What Are Some Examples of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
According to the U.S Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), motorcyclist accidents represent 14 percent of motor vehicle deaths since they can develop into more severe and dangerous health issues.
If you hit your head without wearing a helmet, you may experience loss of consciousness, headache, and even loss of memory. Those are signs of brain damage, so it’s crucial to go to a hospital and check yourself to determine the injury’s severity.
The health issues mentioned before are just some symptoms of a severe brain injury, so getting a doctor’s appointment is a top priority after going through a car crash or motorcycle accident.
To help you understand this better, here are some of the most common traumatic brain injuries you can get in motor vehicles crashes:
- Long-term memory loss.
- Paralysis and loss of other motor functions.
- Damage to your spinal cord can develop into paraplegia and tetraplegia.
- Fractured skull.
There are more health issues caused by getting a severe traumatic brain injury, but everything depends on the severity of the accident and if you got a concussion. However, those issues are more prone to happen if you don’t wear a motorcycle helmet. So make sure you are always wearing one to avoid any risk of permanent disability or death.
What Is the Most Common Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury?
Many things can produce traumatic brain injuries, but the primary reason they happen is getting a head injury. Head injuries tend to happen due to a motorcycle accident since many motorcyclists don’t wear helmets. So nothing protects them from hitting their heads. Falls and sports injuries can also cause trauma to the brain, resulting in a head injury.
The best you can do to reduce the risk of getting brain injuries is wearing a helmet and following National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards regarding motorcyclists and riders in general.
Suffering a mild or significant brain injury may be detrimental to you and jeopardize your motor functions for the rest of your life. That causes permanent disability and other head injury-related issues, so it’s crucial to do what we can to make our streets safer.
Regardless, even helmeted motorcyclists are in danger of an accident, so it’s important to be ready to pay for medical care treatments that help you or a loved one increase your chances of recovery.
Hiring California brain injury legal services puts you and your family in the hands of a qualified attorney. This is a professional who rides bikes and can get you the compensation you need to pay for any accident that could occur.
What to Do If You Go Through a Motorcycle Accident
If you are a motorcycle accident victim, the first thing you should do is go to a hospital to check if you have any personal injury you should concern about. This remains true if you fail to wear your helmet.
If you turn out to suffer from trauma to the brain, you need to do what you can to invest in the best medical treatment you can take.
Not all people who suffer from a severe head injury can fully recover from the accident. So it would help if you did everything in your hands to increase your chances of recovery.
Fortunately, the law protects you from those situations since getting the proper treatment to recover from a motorcycle accident is not inexpensive. Some moderate and mild brain injuries even need surgery, which increases the financial resources you need to pay for everything.
However, you don’t need to worry about that since you can hire a Los Angeles brain injury attorney.
Our founder, Michael Ehline, wants to help victims of trauma to the head recover from their injuries by providing them with top-tier legal services and advice.
Here at the Ehline Law Firm, we offer you a free consultation of your case and a professional, qualified, and experienced attorney. This top lawyer can win your trial and give you the compensation you need to heal from your injuries.
Why Choose the Ehline Law Firm?
Several law firms in California can help victims get the compensation they deserve, but not all of them have achieved what our law firm has. We have won over $150 million for clients that are now satisfied and getting the treatment they need to recover from any skull damage or TBI.
Our founder has also won several awards for his premium service to any head injury victim every year. He served in the US Marines, suffering a medical disability. So he has a unique sense of honor and understanding that only people who served have.
We are ready to address all mild, moderate, or severe head injury accidents. These are situations that occur while riding. So don’t hesitate to contact us to start the legal process!
Motorcycle Crash Tips
An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure. Always wear a helmet to protect yourself from brain injuries caused by other motorcyclists or car drivers who are irresponsible while driving. Your safety is a priority riding among other vehicles.
If the injured person survives a crash after being thrown, they’ll probably need money for long terms costs covering long-term care and transportation to and from their doctor.
Never hesitate to call us to get the money you seek to cover these impairments as you heal. Bad motor vehicle accidents are our specialty. We can help you recover money for moderate traumatic brain injuries to life-threatening injuries. Unlike other lawyers, we will make progress right away on your behalf with investigations and evidence gathering.
Loose Lips Sink Ships
Injured motorcyclists should never speak to the insurance company after motorcycle crashes. Both non-helmeted and helmeted riders will require compensation from that at-fault party.
This is what motorcycle accident victims need to pay for their treatment, surgery, and any other thing they require to receive expensive, extensive therapy for traumatic brain injuries (subdural hematoma, moderate TBI, wrongful death, etc.).
The coma patient or injured person’s ability to pay their bills will be hindered by lost wages, contracts, and time off work. The longer you wait to hire a motorcycle lawyer, the harder it will be to recover damages and get your case settled.
A patient / motorcyclist can avoid complications by getting an MRI or CT scan. Passengers and riders can protect their rights by contacting a contingency fee lawyer right away about their concussions or brain swelling rehabilitation protection.
We will significantly help these wounded occupants when they need support over their damages claim (contusions, internal bleeding, infection, seizures, mortality, and morbidity).
Parties with liability will be held to account for survivors and patients left behind with mental / behavioral, speech, and other physical impairments requiring hospitalization until you or your loved one is stabilized.
Do You Need Legal Aid for Motorcycle Accidents? Get In Touch with Us!
Motorcycles are inherently dangerous to ride when compared to passenger cars. As we mentioned before, motorcyclists are sometimes involved in vehicle-related accidents with serious injuries. Even if they are helmeted, motorcycle helmet use won’t stop a long-term disability and an accident occurs.
The pain and long-term struggle of people enduring these situations are heartbreaking. After forming an attorney-client relationship, we help most fallen motorcyclists get full and fair compensation for their motorcycle injuries or motorcyclist fatalities. We are available whenever you need a law firm in California that offers a 24-hour injury attorney hotline. You can call us at (833) LETS SUE to get a consultation over your potential case.
Victims can also contact us through our website by filling the information out on our convenient form. Please include your name, phone number, and other details to help us get you.