Head injuries are the most common type of injury in a motorcycle accident. Frequently motorcyclists suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI), severe facial lacerations or death. Head injuries are serious. Motorcyclists with head injuries often require long hospitalizations followed by extensive rehabilitation at long-term care facilities. Certain TBIs may leave the cyclist permanently disabled.
If you have a serious head injury as a result of a motorcycle accident, the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green can help. Based in Pittsburgh, our firm has been dedicated to providing injured individuals throughout Western Pennsylvania with outstanding representation for decades. We understand what is at stake, and we are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients. To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at (412) 661-1400. You may also reach us by sending us an e-mail using our online contact form.
We Work Hard to Ensure Your Needs Are Met
Motorcycle riders often find their claims being denied or minimized by insurers. Insurance companies are often quick to blame motorcyclists for accidents resulting in head injuries because the medical costs associated with these accidents are so high. Our lawyers have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies. We are familiar with the tactics they use, and we know how to handle them.
Our lawyer’s goal is to ensure that your needs are looked after. This means accurately assessing the extent of any head injury. We utilize a team of medical experts, including neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuropsychologists to determine the extent of the injury. This enables us to get a true measure of what amount of compensation is fair.
Head Injury Symptoms Following a Motorcycle Crash
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by other vehicle drivers. Intoxicated, fatigued and distracted drivers are a hazard to all motorists, but motorcyclists are likely to suffer the most because they have little to no protection if they are hit. Head injuries can range in severity from a concussion, to a fractured skull to a serious traumatic brain injury.
Symptoms of a head injury will vary depending on the individual and where on the head the injury was suffered. An individual with a motorcycle head injury may experience the following symptoms:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Temporary or extended loss of consciousness, including fainting spells or a coma
- Short- or long-term memory problems, including amnesia
- Cognitive difficulties, including problems with concentration
- Motor difficulties, including problems with speech, balance or coordination
- Personality changes such as moodiness, anxiety, depression or aggression
- Sleeping problems, including insomnia or excessive fatigue
- Vision problems
- Neurological problems such as seizures
These symptoms are often brought on by the serious physical trauma to the brain. Brain injuries may include bruising, brain swelling, subdural hematoma or a brain hemorrhage.
Pennsylvania’s Helmet Law
Pennsylvania has lenient helmet laws. Riders do not have to wear a helmet if they are over the age of 21 and have completed either an approved motorcycle safety course or have at least two years of driving experience. Regardless of whether you were wearing a helmet or not, if you were injured as a result of another vehicle’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation.
The Lawyers at Berger and Green Are Here for You – Call Today
At Berger and Green, we don’t want you to worry about the costs involved in hiring strong representation. Your initial meeting with one of our lawyers is free. You will not owe anything unless we recover for you. We want to make this process as easy for you as possible. We will take the time to answer your questions, and we will always respond promptly to your calls or e-mails. Call us today at (412) 661-1400. You can also reach us online.