A brain injury can occur when the head takes a sudden blow, when the head is shaken forcefully, or when the skull is penetrated by an object. For motorcyclists in North and South Carolina, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a serious risk in the event of an accident in which a rider is thrown off the motorcycle, particularly if the motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet.
The impact of striking your head against the pavement, another vehicle, or another surface can cause a severe head injury. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a motorcycle accident, our attorneys are ready to review your accident at no charge and provide guidance about your best legal options. If your head injury was caused by another’s negligence, we will help you seek the full compensation you need.
The Consequences of a Brain Injury
The consequences of a TBI fall into three categories. These are:
- Cognitive-communicative consequences. Cognitive deficits caused by a brain injury may affect a person’s thinking, memory, attention, and ability to communicate. Difficulty reading, writing, and even speaking is common.
- Physical consequences. Physical symptoms are often the firsts signs of a TBI. The physical symptoms that a brain injury victim may experience could include vision and hearing impairments, balance problems, and headaches. Fatigue, trouble sleeping, and difficulty controlling movement may also result.
- Psychosocial and emotional consequences. Another consequence of a TBI that can have a significant effect on a person’s life is the psychosocial and emotional side effects of a brain injury. A brain injury may result in the development of depression, anxiety, or difficulty controlling emotions. A person may suffer from a lack of motivation or changes in their personality after a brain injury.
A Brain Injury Can Change Your Life
The consequences of a brain injury may be temporary or they may be long-lasting. A person’s ability to pursue interests they once loved, hold a job, continue healthy relationships with family members, care for their children or even function in social settings may be significantly impaired.
These losses are in addition to the significant financial losses that are commonly associated with a brain injury, such as the thousands of dollars of medical expenses that are often incurred and the lost income if you cannot return to work. When a brain injury is the result of a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist’s negligence, our motorcycle accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C. are ready to fight for you to receive full compensation for your losses.
Contact Us if You Were in a Motorcycle Accident
If you were in a motorcycle accident in Hickory, Charlotte, or Greenville, North Carolina, or Columbia or Rock Hill, South Carolina, or surrounding areas, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys want to meet with you. We have experience representing brain injury victims, and understand what it takes to get our clients the compensation they deserve.
As motorcyclists ourselves, we know what you’re up against, and how challenging it can be to deal with insurance companies that try to place the blame on the motorcyclist regardless of the facts. When recovering from a brain injury, let us help you by investigating your accident, building your case, and negotiating for a fair settlement. Contact us today for a free case consultation.