In general, road accidents are one of the leading cause of fatal injuries in the United States. Specifically, motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous of all road-related injuries sustained by Americans every day, in large part because of the sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow to the skull, which is not protected by a vehicle when it comes in contact with the road.
In this article we’ll seek to explain the dangers of motorcycle-accident related traumatic brain injury and the long-term effects a TBI potentially poses to a victim.
First, we’ll begin by looking at what occurs during the course of a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motorcycle-related accident. Due to someone else’s negligence, a victim following the rules of the road and taking the proper precautions (helmet, protective clothing, abiding traffic laws) can still become critically injured by no fault of their own.
When a driver on a motorcycle sustains a TBI, the impact to the head causes the brain to move back-and-forth within the skull. The force causes bruising, bleeding, and shearing of the brain in response. TBI is classified according to severity.
When the portion of the brain is involved due to a road accident, this type of injury is called “focal”. focal injuries should not be treated as less than severe simply because they only occur in one area of the brain. A focal TBI is still a life-threatening medical situation and if not acted upon quickly by emergency services, the victim is at-risk for permanent impairment. It’s important to differentiate the three types of focal traumatic brain injuries to better under the risk of each:
When the entire brain is involved due to a motorcycle collision, this type of injury is called “diffuse”. Diffuse injuries are extensive and if not treated quickly by medical professionals, the victim is at-risk for permanent brain damage or even death. It’s important to differentiate the three types of diffuse traumatic brain injuries to better understand what risk each one poses:
In Part 2 of this series, we’ll explore what life looks like for the victim post-TBI, and the longterm effects a traumatic brain injury can have on his or her life. We’ll also go in-depth to get a better understanding of your rights should you or a loved one sustain a traumatic brain injury at the hands of a negligent motorist.
If you or a loved one has suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s careless behavior–Shaked Law Firm is on your side. Sagi Shaked and the team at Shaked Law Firm have years of experience in injuries sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident-related TBI as well as extensive experience in wrongful deaths.
When you choose Shaked Law Firm, we fight for your rights passionately to pursue the compensation you deserve for your injury or tragic loss. With Shaked Law Firm, you’re not alone.
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