The excitement and freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle is countered by the danger that comes from other drivers not giving motorcyclists respect and attention. Though motorcyclists can do many things to keep themselves safe, including wearing helmets and protective clothing, there is no foolproof defense against other drivers.

When an accident happens to a motorcyclist, it can be much worse than an accident only involving cars, trucks, or other more substantial vehicles. The lack of protection for the motorcyclist means higher risk of serious physical injury and situations that could even result in being thrown from the bike. Those circumstances can lead to severe musculoskeletal injuries as well as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

What Steps Should You Take If You Were involved in an Accident and Suspect You Suffered a TBI?

Some of the symptoms and signs of a TBI are:

  • Loss of consciousness or inability to awaken from sleep
  • Persistent or worsening headaches
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Dizziness and vertigo

There are a few immediate things you should do if you’ve been involved in an accident, even if you’re uncertain if you’re injured. The steps you take right away can make a huge difference for your health and well-being in the future.

Get Medical Attention as Soon as Possible

If you think you sustained a TBI, the first thing to do is to seek medical help. TBIs can worsen quickly or even days later. Delaying treatment can not only affect your health but also your ability to get compensation for your injury.

Many people don’t immediately recognize how serious a TBI can be and by the time they seek help for their symptoms – it has gotten worse. It’s better to seek medical help right away and not need it than to need help that you never received.

Seek Legal Help to Evaluate Your Situation

After sustaining a TBI, you may have to deal with serious and sometimes lifelong effects on a daily basis. From memory issues to impairment of cognition and balance, TBIs can even keep you from being able to work or live your life the way you’re used to.

Because of that, it’s important to speak to a motorcycle accident attorney with experience in motorcycle injury cases, especially ones involving TBIs. They will know what kinds of help you need now, what accommodations will need to be made for you in the future, and how much it costs to adjust positively to living with a TBI.

How Do You Prove a TBI?

To help you get the compensation you deserve for a motorcycle-based TBI accident, it’s best to put together as much evidence of your accident and your injury as possible. The first and most important part of that is an evaluation from a medical professional and making an effort to get restorative help and therapy.

In addition, it’s a good idea to keep journals and photographic evidence of any health or behavioral issues, changes, or difficulties in your life. This will help to create a clear picture of the issues that you have undergone and the difficulties you currently face as a result of the TBI.

Another important step to proving your TBI is to speak with a lawyer as soon after the accident as possible. They can guide you through the legal process, give you advice on how to navigate confusing decisions, and help you get the best medical treatment and case results possible.

RTRLAW focuses on helping members of our community when they need us most – particularly when they are injured through no fault of their own. This isn’t a road you should have to walk alone.

At RTRLAW, you will pay ZERO fees up front. RTRLAW works on a contingency basis, which means you’ll pay nothing unless we win your case and recover money for you.

Call RTRLAW today toll free at 1-833-HIRE-RTR (1-833-447-3787) for a free, no-obligation case review.