Have you or someone you love ever been involved in a motorcycle accident? There are many different injuries a person can experience if they are injured in this type of accident. Keep reading to learn about the range of injuries a person can suffer and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation.
Traumatic Optic Neuropathy
Motorcycle accidents come with a significant risk for traumatic optic neuropathy (TNF), including damage to the optic nerve. There are several medications and prescriptions that will reduce TNF symptoms and alleviate the pain after an accident. However, these medications can come with dangerous side effects that can put your health at risk if you take them long enough.
Spinal Cord Injuries
One of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries is motorcycle accidents. Often the injury is caused by the vehicle striking the back of the rider. Spinal cord injuries can range from serious to more serious – they are rarely minor injuries. When you consider the fact that most spinal cord injuries tend to involve multiple locations, the need for specialized treatment becomes apparent.
You can often find that you will need to go to a hospital in order to receive the appropriate trauma treatment. This is because most injuries involving the soft tissue of the body, including spinal cord injuries, can potentially be severe. Although serious damage to the spine may not always result in death, severe injuries often cause paralysis or serious brain damage that may hinder the victim's ability to function normally.
A motorcycle rider who wears a helmet is much less likely to suffer a head injury or death than a rider who does not wear one, but it is essential to know that a head injury can occur even with a helmet. IN the worst-case scenario, a head injury involves instant death. In other situations, it could be nothing more than a few bruises.
However, sometimes a person who has been suffered a head injury experiences intracranial bleeding and does not realize that they have been injured until it is much too late to get help. This is why we recommend going to the hospital if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.
Get Help from an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney
You are not in this alone. You do not have to try to figure out how to move forward after a terrible motorcycle accident. Instead, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to learn how to help you move forward.