A little confusion after a motorcycle accident or feelings of disorientation are to be expected. But confusion that lasts more than a few minutes can be a sign of a traumatic brain injury. If you have been involved in a bike crash and are feeling confused or having trouble focusing, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately.
Being involved in a motorcycle accident is a traumatic experience. Motorcycle riders are very vulnerable to injuries. In fact, most motorcycle riders involved in a crash have some degree of injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are among the most common injury after a motorcycle accident. Confusion can be just one sign of a head injury.
Motorcycle accident victims should be checked out by a physician as soon as possible after the collision. That is because minor brain injuries or concussions are incredibly common, even for those bikers who are helmeted. Head injuries should be treated quickly. Severe head injury can result in swelling and bleeding of the brain. These complicated injuries can result in permanent brain damage.
As a motorcycle accident lawyer, I have represented injured bikers for over three decades. I have seen the disastrous effects of motorcycle crashes. Motorcycle accident injuries can be severe, and head injuries are often the most life-altering. All motorcycle riders should be aware of the signs of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.
Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Signs of a concussion or traumatic brain injury often include confusion. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the brain is often jerked around or strikes a surface. Brain injury may occur, even if you are wearing a helmet. Not all head injuries are noticeable immediately. But, in the minutes and hours following a crash, signs of brain injury become obvious.
Confusion, persistent headaches, and excessive fatigue all are indicative of a brain injury. Other signs include mood swings, slurred speech, and trouble maintaining focus. In fact, you can have a brain injury even if you did not lose consciousness at all. Any accident victims who show signs of a head injury should seek medical attention immediately.
Motorcycle helmets offer significant protection. They can protect against skull fractures, neck injuries, and the worst of head injuries. But concussions and other brain injuries can still occur. The brain tissue is incredibly vulnerable. When you are involved in a crash, the brain often strikes the skull forcefully. This force can result in swelling, blood clots, and bleeding on the brain. This further complicates a brain injury can may require surgery.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have a traumatic brain injury, you need to seek medical attention immediately. As soon as you are stable, it is important to contact an experienced legal professional. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we can get to work immediately to protect your legal rights. Contact us at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE for a free consultation today.
Confusion and disorientation can take days or even weeks to resolve after a motorcycle accident. A brain injury requires time to heal. You may find that you cannot concentrate enough to work during this time. Traumatic brain injury can make it difficult to focus, read, and make decisions.
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What Can Cause Confusion After a Motorcycle Accident?
While it is true that the shock of being involved in a crash can cause a degree of confusion, any disorientation should be investigated by a medical professional immediately. Severe traumatic brain injury usually results in a lapse of consciousness, but even a mild injury to the brain requires treatment.
Motorcycle accidents are notorious for resulting in concussions. Even mild brain injuries require concentrated periods of rest in order to resolve without any aftereffects. This means time away from work, usually in a darkened room away from the television.
Why Do I Need an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases are especially complex as it is common for the injured person to require time away from work. This often means going a period of time without a paycheck. In addition, medical bills accumulate rapidly. The result is a financial disaster that adds unnecessary stress while you are trying to heal from your injuries.
The stress of dealing with the insurance adjuster is yet another complication you may face after a motorcycle accident. By hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, we take over contact and negotiations with the insurance company. You can attend to healing from your injuries while we worry about negotiating for financial compensation.
We recognize that most people are unable to pay outright for an attorney. We do not require payment until you have recovered compensation for your injuries and other losses.
For a free, personalized motorcycle accident consultation, contact us today at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE.