Head injuries are a serious yet common result of motorcycle accidents. Depending on the type of head injury, treatment and costs involved will vary. Victims of mild head injuries will require observation, rest, and pain relievers. Medical professionals and researchers are seeing long term affects of mild head injuries that involve emotional and psychological issues, so it is vital to keep record of symptoms and continue regular doctor visits to monitor any further complications. Motorcyclists who have sustained a mild head injury typically require some time off work to avoid cognitive skills that may place further duress on the brain.
Moderate and severe head injuries are considered to be a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Once the motorcyclist receives emergency care for the TBI, they will first be treated with adequate oxygen and blood supply, maintain blood pressure, and prevent any further injury to the head or neck. Medications for severe head injury include those that treat seizures, diuretics, and comas.
It is likely that the head injury victim is also suffering from chronic pain, emotional trauma, as well as rising medical costs and loss of wages. If you have sustained injuries in a Broward County motorcycle accident, you will need legal assistance in filing your claim for compensation and in negotiating with insurance companies.
Some people who are injured from motorcycle accidents don’t realize that compensation is often their legal right. If you have sustained a motorcycle accident head injury, then you may be eligible for financial recovery from your devastating loss.
Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, a South Florida motorcycle accident attorney, for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case for an injury involved in a motorcycle accident. Call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].