Head Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents in Louisiana
Head injuries are the most common injury incurred in motorcycle accidents. Even with a helmet, the consequences of a head injury from a motorcycle accident may be catastrophic if the victim survives the accident. The medical bills alone could result in financial devastation for the survivor and his or her family. Cognitive impairment may delay the victim’s return to work following a motorcycle accident head injury. The Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC can help you pursue a claim and advise you on how to protect yourself both medically and legally immediately after a motorcycle accident.
The brain is the heaviest organ in the body. It is also one of the most important parts of your body. Even if other vital functions are intact, brain death is irrecoverable and often leads to death. The head contains the skull and brain and is attached to the rest of the body by the neck and the fragile spinal column.
In a motorcycle accident, the skull can become cracked or an object can break the skull and injure the brain itself. When this happens, brain swelling will likely occur, compounding the severity of the injury and risk of death.
Concussions, whether mild or severe, also result from head injuries. There are degrees of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Moderate TBI symptoms include confusion, disorientation, cognitive impairment, physical impairment, and behavioral impairment. More severe traumatic brain injury may result in coma for days, weeks, or longer.
Injuries to the neck may involve the ligaments or muscles of the neck, like a sprain or strain. A neck injury can also paralyze the victim.
While a helmet cannot prevent a head injury, it can certainly help minimize the damage done by placing a barrier between the rider and any points of impact. Always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.
Seek Medical Attention
Seek immediate medical attention following a motorcycle accident. Survivors with brain injuries may struggle with the loss of basic functioning, and early detection and treatment can help mitigate resulting complications.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Call Louisiana’s Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Head injuries following a motorcycle accident may impact your life forever. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, please call us immediately so we can review your legal options. Our lawyers are available to answer your questions about potential claims and compensation when you have experienced a head injury or other injury following a motorcycle accident in Louisiana.
To find out how we can help you, call the Louisiana motorcycle accident lawyers at Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC at our New Orleans (504) 500-1108, Baton Rouge (225) 612-0800, or Lafayette (337) 409-0003 offices. You can also request an appointment online.
Louisiana law firm,Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC, represents victims of motorcycle accidents. We also represent victims of auto accidents, boating accidents, and nursing home or adult care facilities negligence. Request anappointment online to protect your rights to compensation following an accident.