Salt Lake City Motorcycle Accident Brain Injury Lawyer
In 2010, approximately 2.5 million people in the United States suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the estimated financial toll of medical costs for these injuries was roughly $76.5 billion dollars. Unfortunately, TBI is the top cause of motorcycle fatalities. The exposed nature of a motorcycle and the fact that other drivers often don’t see them means an increased risk of severe injuries.
Negligence is the root cause of most accidents, and stereotypes aside, the other drivers involved are just as likely to be at fault as the motorcyclist. If your motorcycle accident was caused by someone else’s error, Craig Swapp & Associates can provide you with a Salt Lake City motorcycle accident brain injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and advise you on how best to proceed in seeking compensation from those responsible.
Traumatic Brain Injury
In a motorcycle crash, traumatic brain injury results when the head impacts with the road or is struck by another vehicle or crash debris. Any fracture or swelling can interfere with signals between the brain and spine leading to a host of neurological and physical problems, possibly causing permanent damage.
The following issues may arise immediately after the crash or in the days following:
- Impaired mental function (confusion, unusual behavior)
- Decreased motor function (loss of coordination, convulsions, seizure, coma)
- Weakness or difficulty controlling limbs and extremities
- Changes in behavior or emotions
- Dizziness and nausea
Treatment for a TBI can be prolonged and expensive. It’s not uncommon for recovery to necessitate taking time off from work or hiring help. Any expense incurred by your accident-related brain injury shouldn’t be your responsibility. By working with our attorneys, we can help you pursue compensation to pay for these expenses.
If your motorcycle accident just happened and you believe you only have a concussion, you shouldn’t rush to settle with the insurance company just yet. No matter how mild you think your concussion is now, sometimes post-concussion syndrome develops.
When this happens, you could suffer from concussion-like symptoms for months past your initial injury. This can lead to lost wages and income due to time off from work or other damages. By working with one of our attorneys, we can advise you on how to proceed, thereby ensuring that everything proceeds according to the proper timeframe and that nothing is overlooked in your end settlement amount.
Utah Motorcycle Crash Head Injury Insurance
Some insurers will refuse to pay your medical bills until after your case reaches settlement, and in Utah, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance doesn’t cover motorcycles at all. This means that many damages will have to be sought in different ways. A Salt Lake City motorcycle accident brain injury lawyer from our office will know what to do and what your possible options for compensation will be.
Help from a Salt Lake City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
At Craig Swapp & Associates, we are here to help you get through the aftermath of a motorcycle crash. We have all the resources necessary to fight for your best interests and we have dealt with many cases of motorcycle accidents and brain injuries in the past.
Call us for free and with no commitment on your part by dialing 1-800-404-9000. You can also submit the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll contact you to schedule a time for a free consultation. We want to see you get the care you deserve and the compensation you are owed.