New Jersey Lawyers for Concussion and TBI from Motorcycle Accidents
People who ride motorcycles know the thrill of feeling the wind on their faces as they cruise on scenic country roads and well-traveled highways. But the exhilarating experience of driving on an open roadway in a vehicle that doesn’t encircle you with a few thousand pounds of metal has its risks. In 2019, more than 80,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents, and more than 5,000 of those died.
Tragically, though many states have some helmet laws, concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are all too often sustained in motorcycle accidents. In fact, there are more traumatic brain injuries that result from collisions involving motorcycles than in other types of vehicular accidents.
If you were injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault while riding your motorcycle, you have enough on your plate due to your physical pain and mounting expenses. Don’t handle your case alone. The insurance company won’t help. In fact, they often try to use some people’s negative stereotype of motorcyclists as irresponsible speed demons to limit or even deny your claim.
If you or a loved one has incurred a serious head injury following a motorcycle accident that happened because of someone else’s negligence, you need the services of an experienced legal team. The New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyers of Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers will work with you to obtain the compensation you deserve if another individual caused your accident. Contact us at (973) 364-8300, chat live online, or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.
What Should I Do First If I Have Sustained a Concussion or a TBI In a Motorcycle Accident?
Your health is your priority if you have sustained a concussion or a more serious traumatic brain injury in your accident. You may not think your concussion is initially serious, but it can lead to more debilitating issues later. Also, a serious traumatic brain injury can cause loss of consciousness, ongoing psychological problems, or even death. Hopefully, someone at the scene contacted the police and emergency medical professionals to attend to the injuries of everyone involved in the accident.
What Are the Possible Long-Term Effects of Concussion and TBI?
Immediately after sustaining a blow to the head in a car accident, you should see a doctor. If your injury is a concussion, a mild form of traumatic brain injury, you could quickly recover. However, you may develop several severe symptoms as time passes, so you must follow a physician’s recommendations on your recovery.
The warning signs that a concussion is more serious than you thought at first include:
- Sleepiness or trouble awakening
- Ongoing or worsening headache
- Loss of strength in your limbs
- Changes in vision
- Difficulty speaking
- Persistent or heavy vomiting
- Difficulty remembering people, places, and/or things
- Spasms, seizures, or being dazed
- Losing your balance
- Leaking fluids from the ears or nose
- Behavioral changes
How Is a Higher-Level TBI Treated?
If you are diagnosed with a severe traumatic brain injury, you must receive immediate emergency care to ensure proper blood, oxygen, and blood pressure levels. People with severe head injuries may also have other issues that must be addressed.
Treatments in a hospital’s emergency room or intensive care unit will focus on minimizing secondary damage due to inflammation, bleeding, or reduced oxygen supply to the brain. You will likely need other types of care while in the hospital, which can include:
- Medications to prevent seizures, reduce tissue fluid, and induce a coma
- Surgery that addresses fractures of the skull, brain bleeds, clot removal, and fluid on the brain
- Rehabilitation services, on-site and out-patient, to relearn how to talk, walk, and perform routine daily functions
The longevity of your rehabilitative care will depend on the extent and severity of your injury and may require the help of occupational, physical, and speech and language therapists.
What Kinds of Expenses Can I Be Compensated for if Someone Else Caused My Motorcycle Accident?
To strengthen your claim for your short- and long-term medical expenses and other costs due to your head injury, you may have to enlist the help of a family member, friend, or your lawyer to obtain a copy of the police accident report and to document your expenses for the following services:
- Ambulance or life flight services
- Hospital and emergency room expenses
- X-rays, scans, and laboratory tests
- Home health care
- Physician office visits
- Rehabilitation services
- Lost wages
- Vehicle and other property damage
- Funeral costs for loss of life
- Loss of companionship
Call the Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Today
Our lawyers are relentless when working on every client’s case, and their success in helping them obtain just compensation for their client’s injuries has not gone unnoticed. Edward P. Capozzi, who has won substantial settlements and court cases for his clients, holds a lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, among many other achievements. Alex Capozzi is the youngest New Jersey attorney to have won a multi-million-dollar verdict in a client’s court case. The other members of our team are also highly skilled litigators. Because we are client-oriented, we will come to you if your injuries prevent you from visiting our office. And there is more good news. You don’t pay us a dime unless we succeed in winning your case.
If you or someone close to you has sustained a concussion or other traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident that was someone else’s fault, our highly experienced New Jersey legal team at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers will investigate every aspect of your claim. Motorcycle riders are vulnerable to severe injuries, especially to the head and neck, which can have long-lasting effects on your health and finances.
Don’t put your case in the hands of a lawyer who does not have experience in your type of accident. Don’t be a scapegoat for someone else’s negligence due to insurance companies’ prejudices about motorcyclists. Call (973) 364-8300 today for a free, confidential consultation. You can also contact us by filling out our online form or by chatting with us online. Remember: we get paid only when you do.
- $5.8 Million Settlement Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Obtained a $5.8 Million Settlement on Behalf of Injured Client
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* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
The trial attorneys at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have decades of experience with personal injury litigation. We understand the difficulties accident victims experience. Our staff is especially skilled at dealing with medical providers and insurance companies to navigate these claims and allow you to focus on what is truly important - getting back to health.
"My case was not a simple case, but Ed Capozzi and his team took it head on. It was a pleasure to deal with Ed Capozzi and Corey Dietz. All their knowledge and fast response to any questions I had throughout the case made it easier on me. I can’t forget about Mr. Capozzi’s wonderful paralegal. Everybody was kind and thoughtful. This team of attorneys never made me feel like I was just another case. They make you feel like friends. If you need an personal injury lawyer, give Ed Capozzi and Corey Dietz a call! They won't let you down! Thanks to everyone at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers! You guys rock!"
"I would never choose another law firm!! Mr. Edward Capozzi and Valentina treated me like family. I was scared to go to court but when I did, he was very aggressive and fought for me. I got so much money for my case!! I can't say it enough, THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!"
" Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers is a top notch law firm. I worked specifically with Mr. Capozzi, and was very impressed with his knowledge of personal injury law, and his commitment to ensuring I got the result I deserved."
* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
If you have been injured in an accident, call us! We are here for you 24 hours a day. The consultation is free. You will not pay any fees unless we win your case, because here at Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers, it is all about getting results for you.