Brain Injury and Motorcycle Accidents

May 20, 2015 — by Joe Horrox
Tags: Brain Injury Personal Injury Wrongful Death

Computer image of a brainEveryone who gets in a car is at risk of being involved in a car accident, and all automobile accidents have the potential to cause serious, or even deadly, injuries. However, most people would agree that some of the most vulnerable people on the road are motorcyclists. Not only is the risk of an accident greater for motorcyclists, but motorcycle accidents have a greater potential for personal injury or death as well. Motorcycle accidents and brain injury are a particular concern for our Port Orange clients. These traumatic injuries can result in lifelong physical and emotional changes, which are likely to result in the accumulation of significant medical and care expenses. Because of the serious consequences associated with brain injury, we urge anyone who has suffered a brain injury as the result of a motorcycle accident to discuss their legal options with attorney Joe Horrox.

Consequences of Brain Injuries

There are several types of brain injuries that may be experienced following a motorcycle accident. These injuries vary in severity and can range anywhere from a concussion, to hemorrhages, to permanent brain damage. One of the most unfortunate facts about traumatic brain injuries is that its effects are almost always permanent. Below are some of long-term side effects that may be experienced by those who suffer a brain injury:

  • Loss of motor skills and coordination
  • Difficulty focusing or processing information
  • Decreased cognitive skills
  • Loss of memory
  • Difficulties with speech
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Changes in personality
  • Depression
  • Loss of the ability to work

What these side effects amount to for the majority of brain injury patients is a decrease in quality of life and a loss of independence.

Financial Losses

The physical and emotional damages of a brain injury can be severe, and can also result in significant financial losses. Brain injuries require medical attention that is likely to be costly. Unfortunately, these injuries often temporarily or permanently inhibit a person’s ability to go to work and earn an income. This leads to brain injury victims dealing with an increase in financial expenses just as they experience a decrease in income.

Seeking Compensation

Seeking compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages that are experienced by brain injury victims is about getting justice. If a motorcycle accident has caused these injuries, it is only right that the person at fault for that accident be held responsible for the injuries and consequences that have resulted from that accident. Attorney Joe Horrox is experienced in representing the victims of motorcycle accidents and would be happy to provide more information about a person’s legal options in these situations.

Contact Us

Joe Horrox has over 26 years of experience as a personal injury attorney. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have questions about how to proceed with your case, this is the man to talk to. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and find out how Joe Horrox can help you in the pursuit of fair and just financial compensation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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