If you spend any time watching daytime television, you have seen many, many commercials on car and motorcycle accidents and the injuries that result. You have seen lawyers, doctors and chiropractors talk about all the physical impacts that result from these crashes. However, what you likely have not seen is how common traumatic brain injuries are for Michigan motorcycle accident victims.
Traumatic brain injuries
TBIs occur when you experience a violent blow or jolt. As a result, it should come as no surprise that motorcycle crashes normally cause some level of a TBI as a fall from a bike rarely does not involve some impact to the head. That is why the primary reason for motorcycle helmet laws is to protect your head. Your body does not have any other protection when you ride.
After your head hits the pavement, in addition to all your other injuries and pain, you may lose consciousness. Your ears may start ringing, and your head immediately throbs with pain. These are signs of a TBI. You may even notice liquid draining from your nose and ears, which is a sign of a major TBI.
While those immediate effects may go away, TBI symptoms commonly persist. This includes having trouble keeping food down, getting to or staying asleep, persistent headaches, trouble with your vision, etc. If you feel off, you likely have a TBI. And, sometimes, these symptoms will go away, but often, your systems will persist and grow worse without medical intervention.
This is why it is so important to go to the hospital after every Livonia, Michigan, motorcycle accident. Do not put your life and the quality of your life at risk because you may feel okay at the time.