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Traumatic Brain Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle v Car Accident Aftermath

Riding motorcycles has a significant risk that people should be made aware of. If someone is riding a motorcycle without a helmet on and gets into an accident, they have the risk of developing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI’s can range anywhere from severe to mild and have different symptoms and long-term effects depending on the severity.

A TBI can occur when a person’s head suddenly and violently hits something, or an object pierces the skull and hits brain tissue. A mild TBI can have a very different impact than a severe TBI, and generally has different consequences.

A mild TBI most commonly occurs in the form of a concussion when a person’s head is hit in a sudden and violent way that causes that person to lose consciousness for a few seconds or a couple minutes. This can result in headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. A mild TBI can occur during a car accident or a motorcycle accident and may still occur if a person is wearing a helmet. But, if a person is wearing a helmet and taking steps to ensure their safety, a mild TBI is most likely the worst thing that would happen in the event of a motorcycle accident.

However, if a person does not wear a helmet and does not take other safety precautions, a severe TBI may occur in the event of a motorcycle accident. A severe TBI can have significantly more consequences and symptoms. Some of these include losing consciousness for hours, or even days, falling into a coma, persistent nausea or headache, convulsions or seizures, and slurred speech. By not wearing a helmet, a person could develop a severe TBI if they get into a motorcycle accident.

Wearing a helmet is important. Indiana law does not require a helmet for anyone over the age of 18 and anyone who does not have a learner’s permit. However, in order to reduce the chances of developing a TBI after a motorcycle accident, a helmet is very important. It keeps you safe, and can protect you in the event you are involved in a motorcycle accident.

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    It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

    If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

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