Brain Injuries Following Motorcycle AccidentsJanuary 18, 2021 | Category: Motorcycle Accidents | Share
A Fort Myers motorcycle accident attorney at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. says one of the most prevalent injuries motorcyclists can incur after being in an accident is a head injury. The effects of a potential traumatic brain injury (TBI) do not necessarily present themselves right away. It could take days or even weeks after an accident to know if a victim suffered a brain injury. Following up with a physician immediately after an accident is vitally important. Should a motorcycle accident victim start experiencing chronic headaches, a physician or a neurologist will be able to properly diagnose TBIs by testing via an MRI or a CAT scan. These tests can be an essential part of the personal injury claim.
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) defines a TBI “…as an alteration in brain function or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.” Traumatic impact injuries can be closed (non-penetrating) or open (penetrating).
According to BIAA, two things occur immediately following a brain injury:
- Brain tissue reacts to the trauma from the injury with a series of biochemical and other physiological responses. Substances that once were housed safely within these cells now flood the brain, further damaging and destroying brain cells in what is called secondary cell death.
- Depending on the severity of brain injury, effects may include temporary loss of consciousness or coma, respiratory (breathing) problems, and/or damaged motor functions.
The BIAA says the most important things to remember are:
- A person with a brain injury is a person first.
- No two brain injuries are exactly the same.
- The effects of a brain injury are complex and vary greatly from person to person.
- The effects of a brain injury depend on factors including cause, location, and severity.
The Mayo Clinic reports that some of the physical symptoms of brain injuries are:
- Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours.
- Persistent headache or headache that worsens.
- Repeated vomiting or nausea.
- Convulsions or seizures.
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes.
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears.
- Inability to awaken from sleep.
“Should you or a loved one be injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our Fort Myers motorcycle accident legal team at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. after seeking medical attention. We represent people involved in numerous types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents throughout the state of Florida. All of our clients have unique personal injury cases. Our firm provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation. Here are links for more information about our client commitment and case results. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you,” said Randall Spivey, Fort Myers motorcycle accident attorney.
Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.