I’m personal injury attorney Mike Lombardi. Today, I’d like to talk about bikers and TBIs. Bikers are statistically more likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury from motorcycle accidents as compared to people in motor vehicle accidents that don’t involve a motorcycle. But you don’t have to be one of them.
How traumatic brain injuries happen
Millions of people each year are injured in an accident that causes traumatic brain injury, which occurs when a sudden jolt, blow, bump or other injury to the head or body damages the brain. A head injury can be mild, moderate or severe, with symptoms ranging from a mild headache to seizures or a coma.
The effects of traumatic brain injuries from motorcycle accidents are wide ranging and can include physical as well as psychological effects.
The symptoms of traumatic brain injury
Symptoms can be present immediately following the crash or can occur days or even weeks later. Some of the symptoms may be obvious, like loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Others are less obvious, like insomnia, anxiety, depression or weakness and numbness in the toes and fingers.
If you have experienced any of them, you very well may have a traumatic brain injury. With these or other unexplained symptoms, you should also seek immediate medical attention.
Wear a helmet
There is no question that the best way to prevent a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident is to wear a helmet that provides the best head protection technology has to offer. Even if you’re in a motorcycle accident and you are thrown from your bike, you don’t have to be one of the many motorcycle victims that experience temporary or lifelong disability.
If you have received a head injury
If you have received a head injury in a motorcycle accident, give me a call or text me at Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys. Let’s set up a time to discuss your case and answer any question you may have. We are dedicated to helping you and other victims of someone else’s negligence. ♪ Mike Lombardi is the way to go. Call 600-0000. ♫