Head Injuries and Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Omaha personal injury attorneys who fight for your right to recovery
Motorcycle accidents often occur in Nebraska. As the weather warms up, motorcyclists get on the road and enjoy their rides. But the roads are not always safe for motorcyclists. That's because many drivers don't safely share the road with motorcycles. And some are still dangerous even after they have stopped moving. Dooring, that is, when a person opens the door of a parked vehicle without checking for oncoming traffic, can catch a biker by surprise. In all crashes, the consequences can be deadly.
Head injuries are some of the most serious motorcycle injuries. While helmets are often successful in repelling force that could end a life with ease, a collision between a motorcycle and automobile can still have devastating, life-changing consequences.
At Ausman Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. in Omaha, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys can fight back against the negligent parties that have caused you harm. Motorcyclists are often at a disadvantage when it comes to highways and back roads that cars frequent, and they deserve to have someone to represent them in times of need.
What types of head injuries can occur?
Blunt force trauma to the head can cause an entire host of problems that are difficult to deal with and recover from. Often categorized as traumatic brain injuries (or TBIs for short), the range of damage they can do is troubling. Types of TBIs include:
- Concussions - The most common type of brain injury where a blow jolts the brain and slams it into the skull. You can get a concussion from a dooring accident.
- Brain Contusions - A bruise on the brain that usually results from a concussion. If the bleeding does not stop on its own, surgery is usually the next course of action.
- Second Impact Syndrome - When someone sustains a second brain injury soon after the first, the damage to the brain can be almost doubled. Significant memory loss, loss of coordination, and chronic headaches or migraines may occur
Motorcyclists can collide with two things: the automobile that hit them, and the ground. Neither is forgiving, even with a helmet on. That's why we fight for the victims of motorcycle head injuries. You deserve proper representation.
How do these injuries happen?
The brain is a fragile organ, even when encased in a thick skull. When an impact jolts it, the brain can hit bone and undergo serious injury. It's important to wear a helmet, but collisions can occur and injure the brain. But how do these accidents happen? What do motorists do to cause them?
- Car turned in front of motorcycle
- Rear-end collision with a car
- Hit by a car door
- Forced off the road by negligent drivers
Motorists need to share the road with motorcyclists. Sadly, many drivers choose to ignore the rules of the road and put themselves and others in danger. This type of behavior leads to accidents. For motorcyclists, they can be especially dangerous. Someone on a motorcycle does not have a car frame to protect them. That's why we fight tirelessly to protect their rights.
We know how to hold negligent parties accountable
Our law firm believes that your needs come first. We know how much suffering you've endured, and we understand that you want to get back to living your life. But, the healing process is a long one and covers many aspects. Financial, physical, and mental recovery has to take place in order for you to get your life back on track. Our attorneys know how to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.