For some residents in Seattle, riding a motorcycle is their passions. No matter the time of the year or the weather they might be faced with, being on their bike is exactly where they want to be. Whether a person is a die-hard biker or just enjoys rides when it is nice outside, many risks are associated with riding motorcycles. In the event of a collision, a rider could suffer serious injuries, one of which is a head injury.

Brain injuries are one of the most severe injuries an accident victim could suffer. Based on current data, two million head injuries are reported each year in the U.S. Of these, 28 percent are from motorcycle accident. Because motorcyclists are not protected like other motorists on the roadway, a collision could cause a rider to be thrown from their bike, causing injuries to their head, limbs and abdomen.

A serious motorcycle accident is life altering. A brain jury is not an easy injury to recover from. Even with precise treatment plan, surgeries and rehabilitation, it could take a lifetime to recover from a head trauma. Thus, it is important to understand the dynamics of a motorcycle crash. Who was at fault, how did it happen and what legal recourse are available? The losses and damages and losses associated with a brain injury can be extensive. They are not only physical, emotional and financially taxing, but they can impact a victim’s quality of life.

No matter the cause of a motorcycle crash, if a negligent driver is at fault, an injured victim has the ability to file a civil action. A personal injury claim could help a victim place accountability on the party at fault while also helping with the recovery of compensation. This financial award could be used to cover medical expenses, future medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages and other related damages.

Source: Doctortipster.com, “Motorcycle Accidents and Brain Injuries: What to Expect, How to Avoid,” April 22, 2017