Unfortunately Head and Brain Injuries are Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
As we all know many risks are involved in riding a motorcycle. Perhaps the greatest risk is head injuries, or more precisely, brain injuries from motorcycle accidents.
These injuries can occur whether you are wearing a helmet or not. However, it is pretty clear that wearing a helmet can reduce the severity of a brain injury from a motorcycle accident.
Brain injuries are quite different from other injuries. Your brain doesn’t heal as easily as your bones, so brain injuries can have lasting consequences. Making the injury even worse is the possibility that you do not even know that your brain has been injured!
That is why it is very, very important to contact Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer Lee Gaber for help in dealing with the insurance claim after your motorcycle injury.
I’ll make sure you get the proper tests and treatment for your injury, as well as seeking compensation for all of your costs and lost wages.
I can be reached 24/7 365 days a year at 888-292-5352 that’s 888-cycle-law.
Brain Trauma Lawyers
Motorcycle lawyers are essentially brain trauma lawyers because we deal with brain injuries quite often in our practices.
If you have had a brain trauma injury caused by a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please call 888-292-5352 without delay.
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, can range from mild to severe, and causes an immediate and potentially permanent loss of functionality. It is the term used to describe the most sever injuries to the brain.
TBI can change your life in an instant – forever.
Your brain in many respects defines who you are. Taking this away is tragic, and deserves compensation for not only your medical bills, or loss of wages, but compensatory damages for pain and suffering.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause issues such as:
- loss of consciousness
- loss of interpretation of your senses
- loss of vision, or blurred vision
- intolerance of light
- attention deficit
- concentration issues
- processing speed
- speech issues such as slurring
- reading and writing problems
- difficulty understanding spoken language
- problems of being understood while speaking
- loss of hearing, or noise sensitivity
- loss of your sense of smell or taste
- sleep disorders
- appetite changes
- and a whole host of emotional issues
This just the overview of symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. The list goes on and on. If you have any unusual changes in your life after a motorcycle accident you may have a case for compensation.
I offer you free consultation if you have suffered a brain injury in an accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, that was not your fault. Simply call 888-292-5352 now. Together we’ll get you through your injury and the consequences.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain, with no known cure. It is most often found in football players, and athletes in other contact sports, but in theory virtually anyone with a traumatic injury to their brain can develop this disease.
I say “in theory” because the only way to diagnose this malady is with a brain autopsy after a person is deceased. The medical profession has been performing more and more post mortem testing for CTE to correlate the disease with life trauma.
Motorcycle accident lawyers are hoping that medical science can come up with a test for CTE that can be performed on living people. This would allow us to negotiate higher settlements for our brain injury clients for long term disability and care.
As it sits now, symptoms of CTE, which include memory loss, confusion, paranoia, impulse control issues, depression and/or aggression, can begin to appear months, years, or even decades after the trauma, and cannot be definitively proven.
So the best we can currently, do for making a case for recovering insurance claim money for CTE, is to watch for symptoms to appear over time and see if a correlation can be made within the statute of limitations period between an accident and the symptoms for a motorcycle accident claim.
Of course the ultimate step to a motorcycle accident settlement is to get irrefutable proof that the disease is present in a living person.
For more information on CTE visit Concussion Legacy Foundation