Bike Riders are More Vulnerable to TBIs
Accidents involving colliding bikers with motorists are very prevalent. At times the helmet doesn't help. When riding a bike in California, the risk of a head or brain injury is always existent. This is partly because, in the event of a collision, there is little safeguard between your body and the roadway.
Brain Injuries in California Bike Accidents
When a car or heavy vehicle collides with a bike, the biker usually has little chance of escaping injury and trauma. When a cyclist is knocked off their bike by the impact of a collision, they may land on the vehicle, the pavement, or other nearby or moving objects.
Because bicycles lack airbags, proper braking systems, or other protective features, cyclists' bodies are almost entirely prone to the physical trauma of a collision. Brain injuries can make it difficult for a person to talk, focus entirely, remember details, or perform basic brain functions like walking. If the victim is riding a scooter, moped, or motorcycle and is hit by a vehicle onto the ground, the resulting brain trauma can be much worse due to the direct effect on the head. Bicyclists frequently sustain multiple injuries in accidents, including traumatic brain injuries.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
In the United States, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability. Traumatic brain injury is caused by a knock, or blow to the head, or by a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain functions. Not all of these collisions result in a TBI, but many do.
Of course, not all of these are bike-related, but as cycling and riding a bike becomes more popular, a growing number of them are.
A TBI is known as a concussion in its less severe type. TBIs, on the other hand, can be difficult to diagnose because they are often complex injuries with a wide range of symptoms and disabilities. In some cases, a person may appear to be healthy at first and show no symptoms, only to become severely ill hours or even days later. T
hat is why, even if the victim appears to be unharmed, it is critical to seek medical at
tention as soon as possible after a Boston bicycle accident. You must be certain. Furthermore, if the cyclist has endured a TBI, the fact that it was documented by medical professionals as soon as possible will improve the cyclist's chances of recovering compensation for his or her injuries.
Always contact a Bike Accident Personal Injury Attorney
In any bike accident case, the pain and suffering, as well as the financial problems, that these injuries entail, must be taken into account. If the victim ever fully recovers from head trauma, it may take a very long time of therapy and health costs to recover fully.
When another person's negligence causes a bicycle accident, bike riders have rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident, contact the Ghozland Law Firm to handle your case in the Los Angeles area or elsewhere in California.