Many Los Angeles residents who ride motorcycles are probably cognizant of the fact that if they are involved in an accident on these smaller, lighter vehicles, they may suffer injuries. As a result, many motorcyclists wear quite a bit of protective gear when they ride, none more important than a helmet.
However, the worst-case scenario, when a motorcycle accident occurs, even a helmet isn’t enough to prevent severe injuries.
When a motorcyclist suffers a traumatic brain injury, or “TBI,” in an accident, life may never be the same. A TBI can result in devastating physical symptoms, ranging from fatigue and difficulty sleeping all the way to frequent headaches and even seizures, among many other potential symptoms. Cognitive impairment may also be a possibility, including memory loss, depression, anxiety and mood swings. In the worst instances of TBI, a person’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis could be significantly impaired.
When a motorcycle accident occurs in Los Angeles, the immediate concern is for the health of the rider and any passengers. From there, legal questions may arise. How did the collision occur? Who was at fault? What options, if any, can the injured victim pursue?
Suffering a TBI in a motorcycle accident is a life-changing event. An injured victim may be able to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court in order to attempt to recover financial compensation. Such compensation can be used to cover medical expenses and costs associated with therapy or rehabilitative care, if there is a hope that a victim’s medical condition could improve.