Many motorcyclists suffer head injuries in motorcycle crashes in Sarasota and throughout Florida because they are more vulnerable than drivers of passenger vehicles due to the lack of protection. Although the use of motorcycle helmets can reduce head injuries, both helmeted and non-helmeted riders can suffer a head injury in a crash.
Head injuries are defined as any physical trauma to the head. This type of injury can include:
- Facial injuries – these types of injuries can include an eye injury, broken nose, cuts and bruises, teeth damage, broken jaw, dental injuries, TMJ disorder, facial fractures, and more.
- Head trauma – this type of injury includes concussions and trauma to the scalp or skull. Head injuries can also cause bleeding in the brain tissue or in the layers surrounding the brain.
- Traumatic brain injury – this type of injury can occur in three different levels to include severe, moderate and minor traumatic brain injuries. Depending on the level of injury can vary the seriousness of the outcome.
Many times the skull can protect the brain; however, in serious crashes, a traumatic brain injury may result. Anytime a head strikes an object or is hit, it is wise to go immediately to the hospital to seek medical treatment – especially if you or anyone you know has any of these signs:
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of memory
- Visible trauma to the face
If you have suffered a head injury, facial injury or brain injury following a Florida motorcycle accident, please call an experienced Sarasota motorcycle accident attorney at the Mallard Law Firm today at (888) 409-3805 for a free case consultation.