Traumatic brain injuries are a risk in motorcycle crashes

Many Wisconsin residents choose to commute by motorcycle because they enjoy the freedom that two-wheeled vehicles provide. Motorcycles are an efficient way to get from place to place and when vehicle drivers utilize safe practices on the roads motorcyclists can avoid becoming victims of automobile crashes.

However, motorcycle crashes do still happen when drivers are negligent and, when they do, the trauma that victims can endure may be significant. As motorcyclists do not have the protection of full vehicles around them they can suffer significantly more harm than victims of car, truck and SUV crashes. One of the most serious injuries that a motorcycle victim may suffer as a result of a crash is a traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injuries, also known as “TBI,” can happen when a victim suffers a blow to the head. The collision of a motorcyclist’s head with the ground during an crash is an example of how these devastating injuries can happen. Even if a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet the impact that they suffer from a crash may cause a TBI.

A TBI can cause a motorcycle crash victim to experience many different symptoms. These can be symptoms associated with concussions, such as short losses of consciousness, dizziness and headaches, to serious problems such as permanent pain, coordination problems and changes in behavior.

Victims of motorcycle crashes should seek medical treatment after their collisions to be assessed for TBI. Those who suffer harm due to the negligence of other drivers may wish to pursue damages. With the help of personal injury attorneys, they may be able to recover their losses and get back on their feet after the crash.