Whether you wear a helmet or not, head injuries are one of the biggest risks in serious motorcycle accidents. In fact, head injuries are the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents. If you chose not to wear a helmet, you are 40% more likely to suffer a fatal brain injury in an accident and 15% more likely to sustain a non-fatal head injury.
The effect of head trauma on motorcycle riders involved in accidents is a major concern for two reasons. First of all, the injuries themselves can be quite severe, if not fatal. Brain injuries can result in memory loss, loss of coordination, seizures, and an inability to continue to work or pursue hobbies.
If the physical effects are not bad enough, there are also the costs associated with a serious motorcycle head injury to consider. Treating injured bikers in a hospital can be quite costly, and the injury may require ongoing care or therapy that over time can add up to a staggering amount. If you’ve been seriously injured in a Virginia motorcycle accident, then you should consider speaking to an experienced attorney at Tavss Fletcher about what compensation you’ll need to move on with your life.
Read more about motorcycle head injuries in our library article, “Motorcycle accidents and serious head trauma” and review facts about motorcycle accidents in “Motorcycle Accident Injury and Fatality Facts”.