Motorcycle crash statistics show that brain injuries are not the most common injuries in motorcycle accidents. A motorcyclist is much more likely to suffer lower extremity injuries than brain injuries. But traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident is much more likely to result in catastrophic long-term consequences, compared to other types of injuries.
That is why it is important to seek out the right kind of attorney when you are attempting to claim compensation for a loved one who has suffered traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident.
Financial Consequences of Brain Injury
If your loved one has suffered a moderate brain injury, you are looking at not just immediate medical expenses, but also possibly long-term rehabilitation, and therapy.
Even with long-term rehabilitation therapy, a brain injury can result in these difficult repercussions.
- Long-term cognitive or mental impairment
- Psychological effects
- Neurological impairment
- Difficulty communicating
All of these can mean that your loved one is no longer able to earn the same income that he was earning before he suffered the injury. It can also mean the need for long-term care or modifications to his home and vehicle to accommodate his limitations. All of these are expensive, and your claim must include these damages.
A typical motorcycle accident attorney will have experience dealing with regular claims that involve leg or arm fractures, and other injuries that may not have a long-term impact. It's important to seek out a lawyer with experience recovering compensation for brain injury.
That's because, it's difficult for an average attorney or layperson to tell exactly what types of long-term expenses you are looking at for your loved one. In a typical brain injury, even one that has resulted in minor to moderate injuries, there are long-term consequences attached that are difficult for a layperson to identify.
Determining Damages After a TBI
To identify the long-term consequences of your brain injury, and the damages to claim, it's important to bring in medical experts who specialize in traumatic brain injury. Your attorney will draw upon other legal resources including independent medical experts, and damage experts to determine the kind of expenses that you are likely to face in the weeks, months and even years after the injury.
Don't rush to settle a motorcycle accident injury claim for your loved one if he or she has suffered a brain injury. Instead, talk to motorcycle accident lawyer Max Meyers at our firm to determine what kind of damages you can recover in a brain injury claim. Call 425-399-7000 to speak to attorney Meyers today.