Brain Injury Attorney

Brain injuries from motorcycle accidents can be devastating for patients and can cause cognitive impairments, physical disabilities, and even death. Brain injuries can cause a patient to require round-the-clock help with daily needs or other extremely costly, lifelong care and therapy. Brain injury attorneys can help patients or their loved ones recover costs stemming from a brain injury that was the fault of another driver or the manufacturer of the motorcycle.

Brain Injury Attorney Assistance

Brain injury attorneys will work with patients and their family members to determine the extent of the damage that a brain injury has had on a patient’s life. If a patient’s mental state has been impacted by a brain injury, this can affect the patient’s quality of life and the relationship with family members. Children and spouses may be entitled to general damages for the loss of emotional support and guidance that would have been given by the injured family member if not for the brain injuries. Patients and family members may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering that is a direct result of the motorcycle accident and associated brain injuries.

Brain Injury Causes

Most brain injuries are a result of head trauma, but can also be caused by oxygen deprivation. Motorcyclists run the risk of sustaining these types of injuries any time there is an accident because of the degree of exposure of the rider’s head while on the motorcycle. However, wearing a helmet can decrease the risk of brain injury and fatality dramatically, as the rider’s head is at least marginally protected from impact with the road or damaged vehicles.

Brain Injury Effects

Brain injuries may cause patients to experience the following symptoms:

  • Seizures
  • Light sensitivity
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Behavioral and mood changes
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Differing degrees of paralysis
  • Headaches
  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of sensory perception
  • Loss of cognitive function to varying degrees
  • Memory problems

Financial Effects

Patients that have acquired physical disabilities such as partial paralysis or loss of sensory functions may lose income and require assistance with certain tasks. Patients that have lost cognitive function may require more intensive treatment and assistance, and may require counseling and rehabilitation programs. Family members may have to alter schedules and may also lose income in order to help care for patients that have sustained brain injuries. These additional costs may add financial strain on the family. Brain injury attorneys can help patients and their families to provide documentation about how these changes have affected income and expenditures in order to receive compensation for these losses.




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