Concussions and Motorcycle Accidents
When motorcyclists are hurt, an attorney can help
Motorcyclists can experience serious injuries in an accident because they have little protection. One of the most frightening examples is an injury to the head, which can lead to concussions and other brain injuries. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Gervelis Law Firm represent injured motorcyclists and fight to help them recover as much as possible.
Drivers and passengers in a car have some protection during a crash. A seatbelt can help restrain them and air bags can help cushion impact. But motorcyclists have no such protection in a motorcycle accident. They can suffer a head injury after being thrown from their bikes onto the ground or an object. Or, a vehicle may crash directly into the head.
Many motorcyclists wear helmets, which can provide some protection. But even a biker who is wearing a helmet can suffer a serious head injury in a crash. And even a mild concussion can have serious long-term consequences for the injured motorcyclist.
Brain injuries are dangerous because symptoms may not appear right away following a crash. That's why it's very important to seek medical treatment, even if you feel OK. When symptoms of a concussion do appear, they can include:
- Changes in mood
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty reading or concentrating
- Blurred vision
- Loss of coordination or balance
Getting you the compensation you deserve
A concussion can interfere with your ability to do your job and even take part in usual daily activities. There are also medical expenses involved in diagnosing and treating concussions. If your concussion was caused by a head injury from an accident with a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation.
Insurance companies are supposed to help pay for damages following a motorcycle accident. But they typically will try to pay you as little as possible. They may question the extent of your injury or even whether you suffered a concussion at all. They may also try to blame you for what happened.
That's why you need an experienced motorcycle attorney to fight for your rights. We will investigate your accident to look for evidence that a negligent driver was responsible for your crash. And we will also consult medical professional who can help establish that you suffered a concussion in the crash.
We know the impact a concussion and other injuries can have on you and your family after a crash. And we are determined to help you get the compensation you deserve. We work to get a negotiated settlement or court verdict that meets your needs.
If you suffered a concussion in a motorcycle accident, call us at (866) 439-2238 or contact us online. We can explain your legal options and answer your questions during a free case evaluation.