Concussions and Motorcycle Accidents
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Concussions caused by motorcycle accidents often occur when a blow to the head causes the brain to hit the inner wall of the skull. In severe cases, this can cause a traumatic brain injury, a diagnosis that can take months to properly diagnose. It doesn’t take a lot of force to cause this type of injury. While motorcycle helmets may reduce the likelihood of suffering from a concussion or more severe brain injury, they do not prevent them entirely.
Concussions are usually considered mild as they don’t typically cause life-threatening complications. However, even a mild concussion is still a brain injury, and there is no such thing as a truly minor brain injury. A motorcyclist who suffers a concussion after an accident can experience complications that can result in long-term and potentially permanent impairment.
With the help of an experienced Fort Worth motorcycle accident attorney, you can receive the treatment and recovery you deserve. Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law is dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims maximize their compensation. Contact him today and find out how he can help you.
Symptoms of a concussion
Concussions can occur after all types of motorcycle crashes, including left-turn accidents, rear-end collisions, and motorcycle dooring accidents. Concussion symptoms sometimes appear within minutes of a motorcycle accident, but that is not always the case. It could take hours or even days for a crash victim to experience any symptoms. Some symptoms may worsen over the course of a few days, especially if the crash victim fails to seek medical treatment. The symptoms of a concussion may include:
- Blurry or double vision
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Issues with balance
- Confusion and brain fog
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Amnesia and loss of memory
- Trouble sleeping
- Dizziness and fainting
- Depression, irritability and anxiety
- Ringing in ears
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Delayed responses
Remember, there is no such thing as a minor brain injury. Even seemingly minor symptoms could point to significant underlying brain damage. That’s why it is always in your best interest to get checked by a doctor as soon as possible.
Recovery is within reach. We’ll fight for you.
In the event of a motorcycle accident, it is critical that you seek immediate medical attention. Even if your injuries seem minor enough to just “walk off,” a medical evaluation can help you build a strong claim and prevent any future complications from manifesting.
Don’t count on the negligent party’s insurance company to compensate you for your medical expenses, loss of wages or suffering. Their only interest is keeping their own costs down, even if it results in your financial hardship. Furthermore, you should never accept one of their “low ball” settlements, not without talking to an attorney first. It is unlikely that a such settlement offer will compensate you for the full cost of your recovery, leaving you with a mountain of medical expenses.
Let Attorney Coby L. Wooten handle the insurance companies. With decades of experience and legal knowledge, he’ll launch a thorough investigation and fight to hold negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable for your losses. Contact Wooten today for a free case evaluation, or call our Fort Worth office at 817-632-8400.