There’s a valid reason to watch for motorcycles on the road because of the greater likelihood of accident fatalities. In some cases, they are preventable. The simple act of wearing a helmet can reduce the chances of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or death dramatically.
TBI occurs when an external force causes physical damage to the brain. The extent of it can range from a concussion to severe cases of coma and paralysis, depending on the severity. There are three degrees by which doctors classify these injuries: mild, moderate, and severe.
Each one causes a host of well-documented symptoms. But the effects aren’t confined to brain dysfunction. Some individuals may develop a wide range of conditions affecting their vision, hearing, and gastrointestinal systems, depending on what brain areas are involved.
But there are also potential long-term consequences that can affect your quality of life. You can experience persistent symptoms that can impact your cognition, physical abilities, and even your behavior. They can interfere with simple tasks like reading to even leaving you unable to work. Many of these problems can linger long after you’ve healed. Some are even permanent.
That’s why it’s essential to get accurate and authoritative advice if you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident. Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. can help you deal with the aftermath and any future issues. They are here to help with the answers you need. Learn more about the possible outcomes of TBI with this infographic from SMS Legal.