If a rider is not protected by a helmet, most motorcycle accidents will result in serious head injuries. In some cases, even a helmet might not save a biker from death or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
What is TBI?
TBI is a closed or penetrating traumatic injury to the brain. The trauma can be caused by a direct impact or by the internal shock of the brain against the skull, or both. Beyond the primary injury, secondary injuries appear after the shock caused by a change in the cerebral blood flow and the pressure build-up from swelling. The consequences range from complete recovery (after a mild concussion) to death, but many TBIs result in long lasting or lifetime:
- Communication troubles;
- Dizziness and headaches;
- Loss of balance;
- Loss of memory;
- Loss of sensation, hearing, smell;
Over the long term, certain cases of TBI require hundreds or even millions of dollars to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, home care and adaptive services. This is a very steep price indeed.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash in the Central and North Florida area call the Daytona Beach attorneys of Johnson & Gilbert today toll free at (800) 556-8890 and locally at (386) 673-4412 or fill out the form on this page for a free consultation.