Because of how vulnerable motorcycle riders are when they are involved in accidents, it is not uncommon for motorbike accidents to be catastrophic or even fatal. The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt takes great pride in helping injured motorcyclists and the surviving loved ones of motorbike riders explore their legal options, because we understand just how life-altering motorcycle accidents can be. Our Bristol, TN motorcycle accident lawyer and support team want our clients to know that we care about their needs when it comes to recovering from a motorcycle accident and that we will be here to help you with the legal side of things at every step along the way.
It is important to understand that if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of your motorcycle crash, you’ll be facing some unique challenges as you recover from your collision. As your recovery will likely be long and costly, it is particularly important that you explore your legal options in regard to any compensation you may be entitled to. Without this compensation, you may not be able to manage the care you need. Connect with an experienced Bristol, Tennessee motorbike accident lawyer today to learn about your options, so that you can make an informed decision regarding how best to move forward.
What are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)?
A traumatic brain injury can take the shape of many different types of injury and range in severity from minor to life-threatening. For example, one of the most common types of brain injury is a concussion. Concussions can happen in many situations and if you hit your head after a vehicle hit you or if the vehicle came into contact with your head and you “only” got a concussion, you likely will not be facing long-term damage. That said, you should not write the injury off as unimportant. Even if your doctor states that you only received a concussion from your accident, you may still be facing high medical bills, time off work, lost wages, and pain and suffering. These realities are important to document and will have an impact on your legal options. Therefore, it is important to inform our Bristol, TN motorbike accident lawyer if you have suffered a concussion as a result of your accident.
How does a TBI affect me?
TBIs can have many different effects on accident victims.
- Physical Signs. Especially if your injury was a laceration of some kind, you may be dealing with a wound healing which could take months to fully heal. There may be other obvious physical signs of a TBI including problems seeing and problems being able to write or communicate with others.
- Mental/Emotional Signs. In addition to the physical signs, there are also mental/emotional signs you may be dealing with. Your cognitive functioning may be temporarily or permanently ruined because of a TBI. Your ability to make decisions, your ability to plan for the future, being able to recall memories from the past, and even being able to reason a problem out logically may be impaired. Further, you may show signs of a complete personality change or develop certain sleep problems or anxieties that you need to seek counseling for.
No matter what the extent of your injuries may be, please connect with a Bristol, TN motorbike accident lawyer today to explore your options. Your road to recovery may be long and costly, so please turn to our firm for help and experienced guidance as you navigate the aftermath of your collision.
We hired Mr. Hurt to help settle a worker’s comp injury case for my husband. Mark, Bart, and Mary worked tirelessly to resolve his case and reach a settlement we were pleased with. They were always available to answer questions and returned calls in a timely manner.