The attorneys at Pajcic & Pajcic understand the suffering that a head injury sustained in a motorcycle accident can cause. The accumulation of medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering can take a toll on your life. That's why we want to help you. We'll fight to hold negligent parties accountable for your head injury. Contact us today and find out what we can do for you.
Common head injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents
Head injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are not to be taken lightly. While some may be more severe than others, all head injuries can result in serious complications – including traumatic brain injury – especially if left untreated.
Types of head injuries from motorcycle accidents include:
- Concussions: When the impact of a motorcycle accident causes a swift movement of the brain, the crash victim can lose temporary consciousness. Repeated concussions can result in permanent brain damage.
- Hematoma: Impact to the head can cause a collection of blood to build up in the brain and increase pressure against the skull. If untreated, a crash victim can lose consciousness or suffer permanent brain damage.
- Hemorrhage: Excessive bleeding in and around the brain can cause severe complications and even death. There are two types of hemorrhages: subarachnoid hemorrhages, which cause bleeding outside of brain tissue, and intracerebral hemorrhages, which cause bleeding inside of the brain.
- Cerebral edema: This type of head injury involves intense swelling of the brain, which puts pressure on the skull. If left untreated, a cerebral edema can be deadly.
- Skull fracture: The human skull is difficult to break. But the impact of a motorcycle accident can cause a skull fracture, especially if the crash victim isn't wearing a helmet. This type of injury can result in brain damage and potentially death.
Following a motorcycle accident, it's important that you seek immediate medical attention. Even if you seem fine, head injuries can manifest hours, even days, after the accident. There are common symptoms that indicate a head injury. They usually include:
- Dizziness or spinning sensation
- Ringing in ears
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty with balance
- Blurry vision
- Memory loss
- Mood changes
Recovery after a motorcycle accident head injury can take months or even longer. In some cases, victims can be left with a permanent disability.
We will gladly handle your claim
If you suffered a head injury after a motorcycle accident, it's crucial that you take the important steps to build a strong claim. A good start would be seeking immediate medical attention and obtaining a detailed police report. Never try to negotiate with the negligent driver's insurance company. There are simply too many biases against motorcyclists that they'll try to take advantage of in order to pin the blame on you. They may attempt to deny your claim by asking you trick questions or downplay the extent of your injuries.
Don't waste your time with the insurance companies. Let one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys handle it. The legal team at Pajcic & Pajcic has decades of experience helping motorcycle accident victims in the Jacksonville area recover from their injuries. Our case results speak for themselves.
Whether you suffered a hematoma in an intersection collision or a concussion from a dooring accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. While Florida law generally gives you four years from the date of your crash to take legal action, the sooner you talk to an attorney the better.
Don't hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation. You can also call our Jacksonville office at 904-358-8881.