Brain Injuries due to Motorcycle Accidents
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How a Fort Worth Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Brain Injury in a Motorcycle Wreck
Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, is committed to fighting hard on behalf of injured Texans. So, when you ask our Fort Worth personal injury attorney to help you pursue compensation after your motorcycle accident, he will:
Assess Your Damages
Because brain injuries are not always visible to the naked eye, it can be quite challenging to determine the amount of medical treatment that they require. As a result, it is not unusual for brain injury victims to demand too little compensation from at-fault parties when filing lawsuits – and end up having to pay for many of their medical bills themselves.
Jason Stephens and his legal team do not want this nightmare scenario to happen to you. So, when you hire Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, he will immediately begin assessing your damages to ensure that your case is not undervalued.
Handle Your Case’s Paperwork Load
The process of fighting for financial compensation after a motorcycle accident in the state of Texas requires a lot of paperwork. Between filing documents with the court and requesting evidence from third parties, the list of forms to fill in can sometimes feel endless.
Jason Stephens doesn’t want you to spend your precious recovery time completing legal paperwork. So, when you work with Jason, he and his team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, and administrative assistants will handle all of it on your behalf.
Negotiate a Settlement Deal on Your Behalf
Once your case begins in earnest, the at-fault party’s insurer might decide to reach out and offer you a settlement. Unfortunately, the financial terms of their initial proposal might leave quite a lot to be desired. To convince them to be a little more generous, a period of negotiation may be necessary.
For the past 22 years, Jason Stephens has negotiated countless settlement deals with insurers in the state of Texas. He knows what it takes to convince them to open up their purse strings and make a more reasonable offer. When you hire him, he will use his experience and skill to try to secure a fair deal for you.
Would you like to have Jason Stephens help you battle for compensation for your head injuries? Then please do not hesitate to give him a call and set up a free consultation at his Fort Worth law office.
Motorcycle Accidents – Understanding the Statistics
Well, according to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 4,985 motorcyclists died on roads and highways throughout the United States in 2018.
At the state level, data from the Texas Department of Transportation shows that 418 people died in motorcycle accidents in the Lone Star State in 2018. Of those who passed away, approximately 49 percent were not wearing a helmet.
Of course, death is not the only potential negative outcome of Texas motorcycle accidents. A total of 1,927 motorcyclists suffered serious injuries in the state in 2018.
Did you recently sustain an injury or lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Texas? Then please reach out to Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, as soon as you can. Jason and his compassionate support team may be able to help you recover some much-needed compensation.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Thousands of motorcycle accidents happen each year in the state of Texas. But what causes these collisions? In many cases, one of the following factors plays a pivotal role:
- Drunk driving
- Lane splitting
- Unsafe turning
- Inclement weather conditions
- Poor motorcycle maintenance
- Poor road maintenance
- Manufacturing defects
No matter how your motorcycle accident happened, you can count on Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, to help you fight for compensation. Call today to set up a free consultation to learn more.
Common Types of Brain Injuries Sustained in Texas Motorcycle Crashes
When motorcyclists get into collisions on the roads and highways of Texas, they can suffer a wide range of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – especially if they were not wearing their helmet at the time of the crash.
Some of the most common brain injuries sustained by the victims of Texas motorcycle accidents include:
Subdural hematomas occur when blood collects and clots inside the brain. They can cause a buildup of pressure in the skull that can lead to symptoms like:
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
In some cases, these symptoms can last a lifetime.
Brain hemorrhages happen when an artery in the skull bursts and bleeds uncontrollably. They often cause symptoms like headaches, vomiting, and facial numbness.
Injuries of this nature almost always require emergency treatment in an intensive care unit. In some cases, patients may need to undergo surgery to relieve the pressure on their brain caused by the blood.
Cerebral edemas occur when the brain swells and begins to press against the skull. Individuals who sustain injuries of this nature can experience symptoms such as:
- Vision loss
- Memory loss
- Balance issues
The most common treatments for cerebral edemas are steroids, fluid management, and surgery.
When unhelmeted motorcyclists get into accidents and hit their head against solid objects like traffic lights, walls, and other vehicles, they frequently fracture their skull. The severity of an injury of this nature is almost entirely dependent on the location and depth of the break.
Some people can treat their skull fractures with nothing more than a bottle of antibiotics and some bed rest. Others can require extensive surgery.
Concussions occur when a blow to the head causes the brain to hit against the skull. This type of injury is common among unhelmeted and helmeted motorcyclists after an accident.
Those who sustain concussions can experience symptoms like:
- Sleep problems
In some cases, these symptoms will go away after a few days. In others, they can last much longer.
If you suffered brain damage in a motorcycle crash that was caused by the negligence of another party, please contact Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, today. Jason Stephens is ready, willing, and able to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
How Can Motorcyclists Reduce the Risk of Suffering a Brain Injury While Riding Around Texas?
Given the severe long-term impacts brain injuries can have on their lives, Texas motorcycle riders would be wise to take steps to reduce their risk of sustaining one. They can do that by:
- Wearing a DOT-compliant helmet
- Refraining from driving at night
- Refraining from driving in the rain
- Checking their tires and brakes before riding
- Taking a defensive riding course
Did you sustain a brain injury in a motorcycle accident, despite your best efforts to reduce your risk? If so, Jason Stephens would love to help you file suit against the at-fault party. When you are ready to get started fill out the short contact form or give his law office a call.
Compensation Available to Injured Motorcyclists in Texas
The amount of financial compensation awarded to Texans who suffer brain injuries in motorcycle accidents varies significantly from case to case. Generally speaking, however, those who suffer injuries that leave them with impaired motor function or other disabilities recover the most substantial checks.
When Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, represents injured motorcyclists, the firm typically demands compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing healthcare costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
When the at-fault party behaves with malice or gross negligence, Jason Stephens can also pursue punitive damages.
Would you like to know how much compensation you may be eligible to receive for your brain injury? Then please pick up the phone and call Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, today.
Suffered a Brain Injury in a Motorcycle Accident? Contact a Fort Worth Personal Injury Law Firm Today
Jason Stephens has been helping the people of Texas with their personal injury cases for years. He knows what it takes to recover compensation after motorcycle, truck, and car accidents. If you would like to have Jason and his team stand up and fight for you, all you need to do is schedule a free consultation.