St. Louis Motorcycle Brain Injury Lawyers
Motorcycle Accidents Resulting in Traumatic Brain and Head Injuries
A motorcycle accident can be devastating. When motorcyclists collide with other and often larger vehicles, the results can be tragic. In 2006, over 88,000 motorcyclists were injured. Injuries can range from minor scrapes to traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can leave the victim with severe and often life changing disabilities. One of the most devastating injuries a motorcyclist can face is a head injury or traumatic brain injury. Even though safety experts urge motorcyclists to wear a helmet when riding — many do not. Riders who do not heed these warnings are 40% more likely to suffer a fatal head injury. Head injuries are the number one cause of death in motorcycle accidents.
Every year, 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury, according to the Center for Disease Control. Any significant blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury and lead to both short and long term disabilities, depending on the severity. In a motorcycle accident, violent forces from the accident can cause the brain to become injured. Even if the head does not “strike” another object, the forceful jarring motion can still be enough to cause permanent brain damage. As the injury worsens, the brain swells can cause permanent disabilities and even death if left untreated.
If you or someone you love has suffered a severe head injury or a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact a Missouri TBI attorney immediately to discuss your rights and legal options. If another person is responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses and long term care. If your head injury is severe, you may even be entitled to compensation for loss of income and decreased quality of life.
Page Law is dedicated to helping motorcyclists who have sustained a head injury or a traumatic brain injury. Our compassionate and experienced motorcycle attorneys work aggressively to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for all of your injuries. Contact us immediately for a free consultation. You will never pay any fees unless we recover money for you. Please call (314) 322-8515 for an immediate response or contact John online at firstname.lastname@example.org.