Head Injuries caused by Motorcycle Accident - A guide to Claiming Compensation

Motorbike Accident Compensation Claim

If you have suffered a head or brain injury due to a motorbike accident, read our guide the legal process and to claiming compensation.

There is a broad spectrum of motorbike riders, from 16-year-old scooter riders to those for whom motorbike riding is an important aspect of their life. In the same way the victims of a motorbike accident are just as diverse and their injuries as varied.

Motorbike accidents occur in a range of different places and circumstances. Motorbike accidents can happen at high speeds on motorways or at low speeds in a car park; they can happen in the country or in a town. Motorbike accidents can occur because of the driving of other road-users, defects in the road surface such as ‘potholes’, collisions with animals, or the actions of pillion passengers. However, regardless of how the accident occurred, due to the exposure of the motorcyclist and limited protection clothing can offer,  the injuries incurred are often significant.

Injuries suffered following a Motorcycle Accident

A motorbike rider obviously has just two wheels and none of the protection from a metal shell that car drivers benefit from. Thus when involved in an accident motorbike riders suffer frequently suffer:

              
  • Injuries to their hands and fingers
  • Elbow injuries
  • Injuries to their back and/or shoulders
  • Head Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Bruises, Scrapes and Grazes

Often these injuries vary greatly in degree so that some can be treated with merely a plaster whilst others will require skin grafts. The most significant injuries are those to the head and brain. A motorbike accident often results in a head injury or brain injury due to the nature of the impact that occurs when a motorbike collides with another vehicle.

Head Injuries and Motorbike Accidents

It is not uncommon for motorbike riders involved in an accident to lose consciousness. This is often concerning not only as to whether a head injury or brain injury has been sustained but is also distressing for the motorbike rider who is unable to recall the events immediately prior to the collision and the actual moment of impact.

It is important that any motorbike rider who is involved in an accident fully considers the extent of their injuries and explains these in detail to their doctor and solicitor. It is imperative that it is always considered whether or not a head injury or brain injury has been sustained. It cannot be assumed that simply because the A&E notes do not refer to a head injury or brain injury that none has occurred. The A&E staff are often preoccupied with dealing with other more obvious cuts and fractures, and sometimes life threatening, injuries and so a head injury or brain injury can often be overlooked.

Have you suffered a head injury following a Motorcycle Accident?

In determining whether or not a head injury or brain injury has been sustained it is important to assess the level and extent of that injury. The victim of the motorbike accident and their family should consider the occurrence of any of the symptoms listed below in determining whether or not a head injury or brain injury has been sustained:

  • Amnesia
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Long-term memory problems
  • Short-term memory problems
  • Mood-swings
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Anxiety
  • Organisational skills
  • Problems with prioritising
  • Increased tiredness
  • Insomnia
  • Issues with concentration
  • Loss of their sense of smell
  • Loss of co-ordination skills

It is often the family and those closest to the person involved in the motorbike accident who realise that their loved one may have incurred a head injury or brain injury. It is very rarely the motorbike rider themselves who realise they have sustained a head injury or brain injury. It is therefore important that following any accident it is those who know them best that provide care for the injured motorbike rider. This ensures that if there is any sign of a head injury or brain injury it is diagnosed sooner rather than later.

Specialist Motorbike Accident Solicitors

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorbike accident you should consider contacting a specialist motorbike accident solicitor to discuss any potential claim you have. At HeadInjuryUK our specialist motorbike accident head injury lawyers and brain injury solicitors recognise that the consequences of a motorbike accident go beyond the physical injuries and can result in the loss of a hobby and even the loss of employment. Head Injury UK solicitors will deal with not only compensation but also any rehabilitative requirements or assessments that those involved in a motorbike accident may need. HeadInjuryUK solicitors are experienced at handling motorbike compensation claims for both drivers and pillion passengers involved in motorbike accidents.  We will strive to ensure the injured motorcyclist receives the maximum amount of compensation.

Head Injury UK Specialist Motorcycle Accident Claim Lawyers

If you would like to discuss a possible claim please contact HeadInjuryUK who are specialist head injury and brain injury motorcycle accident  solicitors. HeadInjuryUk solicitors will be able to offer you further free advice and information on claiming motorcycle accident compensation -
Call free on 0800 073 0988, or email at  info@headinjuryuk.com

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