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What is the Most Common Injury Sustained by Motorcyclists?

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motorcyclists are more susceptible to severe injuries than individuals due to the lack of protection afforded by other motorists when in an enclosed vehicle. Even if the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet when the crash occurs, they can still sustain catastrophic injuries.

Although motorcyclists are known to suffer from broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and other distress, the most common injuries that accident victims sustain are to the head, specifically traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.

What are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A traumatic brain injury can be devastating for a motorcyclist due to its adverse life-altering effects. A motorcycle accident victim does not have to suffer a fractured skull to be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. Even if they are wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, it does not necessarily spare the rider from sustaining a TBI. Depending on what portion of the brain is affected, a TBI can cause the injury victim to suffer from loss of memory and motor skills. In addition, they may also have to deal with hearing and vision problems, and in some cases, TBIs can lead to death.

How Can You Prove That You Have a Traumatic Brain Injury?

To prove that you have a traumatic brain injury, your attorney will produce evidence in the form of police reports that give pertinent detail about the accident. Additionally, your personal injury attorney can also provide medical documentation in the form of CT and MRI scans that produce images of brain injuries. Your attorney can also present your medical diagnosis along with any progress or lack of progress that you may be dealing with as a result of your accident.

What Types of Injuries Can I Recover After Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury?

If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury due to being injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Some of the most commonly awarded damages for TBI cases include:
• Past and future medical expenses include rehabilitation, physical therapy, hospital and doctor visits, and prescription drugs.
• Lost wages
• Loss of earning capacity
• Pain and suffering
• Costs of customizing your home or car to accommodate medical equipment may be necessary due to your TBI.
• Future damages are likely to occur due to a TBI such as Alzheimer’s or clinical depression.

How Can Your Law Firm Help Me After I Have Sustained a Motorcycle Injury in an Accident?

If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury or any other injury resulting from a motorcycle accident, you need to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Medical bills and the inability to work as the result of your injuries can quickly place you and your family in financial hardship.

Our main objective is to help our clients recover compensation that can give them the peace of mind that they deserve. Contact our law offices by calling 310-774-4260 and ask to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.