A Bradenton motorcyclist is recovering after a crash on September 2, which left him with a head injury. The motorcyclist apparently struck the rear of the vehicle in front of him and was thrown to the pavement.
Few details of the accident have been released, including information about whether the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. But any incident involving a head injury should be taken seriously. While a helmet does not eliminate the possibly of a severe brain injury, wearing one does substantially reduce the risk.
Because the true effects may not immediately make themselves known, it is important to seek medical attention in the event of any head injury, and to keep records of both the medical response and any diagnosis. These records will be critical in the event that you have grounds to pursue legal action.
If you’ve suffered a head injury in an accident, typically your best odds for receiving damages exist when the accident was the result of another person’s negligence. In motorcycle accidents, particularly if the accident involved a car or truck, the odds are generally in your favor — a recent study suggests that 60 percent of crashes involving a motorcycle and another vehicle were caused by the drivers of those other vehicles.
The process of preparing for legal action against a motorist in the case of a head injury must begin with a meeting with an experienced lawyer. The attorney will ask you about the accident, and it’s important to try to remember as many details as possible, although this can be especially difficult when a head injury is involved. Relying on witness accounts, news reports and documentation by law enforcement may also be necessary.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash and believe another person’s negligence may be at fault, you may be able to seek compensation. Contact an experienced Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyer with Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh to learn more about your legal options.