Concussions and Motorcycle Accidents
Our attorneys help the injured recover financial compensation
Head injuries are some of the most common - and most serious - injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents. These types of injuries can have life-changing consequences and leave victims with a permanent disability. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan help the injured get justice.
We know that most motorcyclists are responsible and safe on the road. But it only takes one act of negligence by another driver to cause a motorcycle accident that leaves you with a serious head injury. Blunt force trauma from a blow to the head can cause a wide range of problems. Types of head injuries from a motorcycle accident can include:
- Concussions - The brain is jolted and slams into the skull. Concussion is also known as mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- Brain Contusions - This can happen during a concussion and a bruise develops.
- Second Impact Syndrome - If there is a second brain injury soon after the first, damage to the brain can be doubled.
We're focused on your injury
Motorcyclists can crash their head into the car that hit them, or into the ground after being thrown from their bike, or suffer a concussion in a dooring accident. Do motorcycle helmets prevent concussions? Helmets provide some protection, but some damage can occur even with a helmet depending on the force of impact.
People who suffer concussions and other head injuries may experience:
- memory loss
- loss of coordination
- chronic headaches or migraines
- changes in mood:
- problems with balance
- problems with concentration
Symptoms may take several days to appear. Recovery after a head injury from a motorcycle accident can take months. Some people suffer from post-concussion syndrome or are left with a permanent disability. That’s why it’s important to seek medical attention immediately after an accident.
A concussion after a motorcycle accident can be hard to diagnose. Doctors may need to perform neurological exams to test physical response. You may need to undergo cognitive tests as well as imaging tests such as a cranial computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Diagnosis may involve an overnight stay in a hospital for observation.
Head injuries may require extensive medical treatment. Expenses can quickly become overwhelming. And if your injury leaves you unable to return to work, you can suffer a loss of income. This makes it harder for families to make ends meet, often resulting in severe financial difficulties.
Get Indiana's longtime accident law firm on your side
We know what insurance companies think about motorcyclists. They think people who ride like to chances on the road and are reckless in traffic. If there’s been an accident, in their minds the motorcyclist must have been to blame somehow. Our attorneys know that isn’t the case
Our firm fights to hold negligent parties accountable and help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. Many drivers typically deny any responsibility for accidents. And we know the tactics insurance companies use to try to justify paying you as little as possible. We build strong cases that can't be ignored.
It starts by getting the facts. Our legal team investigates your crash and gathers evidence, including video from any nearby traffic cameras. We carefully review medical records, accident reports and other documentation. We identify and interview witnesses and consult accident reconstruction experts, if needed.
Our lawyers determine the total damages you have suffered and demand compensation. This include compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your head injury, lost wages if you were left unable to work and other damages such as pain and suffering.
We are skilled negotiators and are often able to reach a settlement. But we’re not interested in making quick deals that help insurance companies save money. Any resolution of your case has to be one that meets your needs. If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement that works for you, we’ll be ready to fight for you in court.
Don’t wait too long to protect your rights
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. In Indiana, you have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. That sounds like you have plenty of time. But the longer you wait, the harder it can be to build a strong case. As time goes by, evidence gets lost and witnesses forget important details.
We've been representing the injured since our firm was founded in 1913. We have a long history of results through negotiated settlement and jury verdicts. We are focused on making sure you get the medical treatment you need and the financial compensation you deserve for the damage you have suffered.
If you have sustained a concussion or another type of head injury in a motorcycle accident, call us at 765-742-0056 for a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney. Our goal is to get you the best possible outcome with your case. Contact our law firm today.