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Bicycle Head and Brain Injuries
Careless Drivers vs. Portland Bicyclists.
A big chunk of bike riders sustain some sort of head injuries from bicycle accidents they were involved in. Bicycle Head Injuries are not to be taken lightly. Given the sensitive nature of the head and brain, a worrying number of head and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are permanent and require extensive medical treatment for the injured victims.
In order to present your bicycle accident claim to a Portland jury, an experienced Bicycle Injury Lawyer will know about the importance of retaining experts in the medical field, such as neurologists or neuropsychologists, to adequately explain to a jury to implications and long-lasting consequences on the bicycle head injuries you sustained in the accident. These experts may also be needed to demand adequate compensation for your injuries and losses and are of value against the insurance companies during the settlement negotiation conferences.
Here are some of the most common resulting head injuries from bicycle accidents:
– Concussions or Head/Brain Trauma
– Skull Fractures
– Head Lacerations
– Incapacitating Injuries
– Subdural Hematomas
– Brain Hemorrhage
– Total Loss of Motor Abilities
I have a high degree of experience in presenting brain injury lawsuits to a jury.
My experience with Portland bicycle accidents is that the head gear or bicycle helmets worn are usually newer, safer and of a better quality than in other urban areas where I’ve represented injured bike riders.
Portlanders take their bicycles and bicycle helmets seriously.
Even though you may have been wearing a newer helmet, it is not a total barrier against a mild TBI or even a serious TBI. Not everyone realizes this, but you can have a very serious or even deadly brain injury without a skull fracture.
That is correct; I am informing you that you can have a serious bicycle accident head injury – despite not having even a small hairline skull fracture .
Also, a bicycle accident with a concussion may have lasting effects. As a bicycle accident attorney, I have represented bicycle injury claimants in lawsuits who’ve had lasting vertigo, dizziness, and post concussion syndrome as a result of the bike accident they were involved in.
These head injuries from bicycle accidents and concussion related injuries, were a cluster of symptoms that individually may have been moderate in severity, but because they were all or some of them present on and off and there was a variety of symptoms, the overall effect of the concussion was quite debilitating.
Including concussion symptoms of mood swings, depression, difficulty in concentration, poor sleep to total insomnia, the concussion symptoms vary from injury to injury and accident to accident.
Experienced Portland Bicycle Accident Attorneys may ask you to chart these different symptoms or to keep a bicycle accident journal or diary which can later be used an exhibit as to what you are experiencing.
There are many complicated issues involving head injuries from bicycle accidents. Call me now for a Free Legal Consultation at 888-446-1999, and we can discuss all these matters privately and calmly; if you so prefer, you can also fill out our case evaluation form for a prompt response and callback.
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