Watch for Signs of Head Injuries After a Florida Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle enthusiasts are well aware of the risk of serious head injuries in motorcycle accidents, especially considering the high rate of casualties. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there are more than 8,650 total motorcycle collisions every year statewide. Around 600 riders are killed in these incidents, while another 7,400 victims suffer injuries in motorcycle crashes annually. A large percentage of these motorcyclists suffer head injuries, even those wearing helmets. 

With adrenaline running high and confusion all around after a collision, it can be difficult to tell whether you have suffered head or brain trauma. An additional problem is that some head injuries are not obvious right away. It is essential to discuss your legal remedies with a Miami motorcycle accident lawyer, but you should realize the signs of head injuries after a crash.

Symptoms for Victims of Brain Injuries

Whenever there is trauma to the head, the effects can cause chemical changes and disruptions in how the brain functions. A concussion is one of the most common types of head injuries in a motorcycle crash, and the implications may range from minor to severe. Another type of harm is traumatic brain injury (TBI). The effects depend on the severity of the impact and the section of the brain affected, but you should pay very close attention to the following symptoms of head injuries:

  • Headaches and migraines, which may be the result of the initial impact or the brain’s reaction to the trauma;
  • Dizziness, including balance issues, vertigo, and fainting;
  • Nausea and vomiting from feelings of dizziness;
  • Memory loss and severe disorientation about time and location; and,
  • Difficulties sleeping, staying asleep, or insomnia.

Get Immediate Medical Care

If you suspect you suffered a blow to the head in a motorcycle accident, do not wait to see if any of these symptoms appear. Head for a medical evaluation right away. When you are involved in a crash, and these signs of brain trauma develop later, seek medical treatment immediately. There are two important reasons that medical attention is crucial.

  • You need a diagnosis and immediate treatment of your head injuries to enjoy the best chances of a full recovery. Plus, if you require follow-up care from specialists, you can get started with treatment promptly.
  • If you wait to get treatment for motorcycle accident injuries, your delay could affect your rights. When you file a claim against the at-fault driver, the insurer may deny it on the basis that your injuries could not have been severe because you did not get proper care.

Consult With a Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

As soon as you receive treatment for head injuries and are on your way to recovery, you should reach out to an experienced lawyer for legal help. Gerson & Schwartz, PA, is a personal injury law firm with years of combined experience in motorcycle collisions, so please contact us to set up a free consultation. You can reach our offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach, FL, by calling (305) 371-6000 or visiting our website.

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