How can I tell if my loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident? He doesn’t seem quite the same.

You have good reason to be concerned about your loved one right now. Even when motorcyclists wear a helmet, they are still not immune to traumatic brain injuries from a crash.

Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to very severe, so if there's an indication someone you love may have brain damage, he needs to see a doctor right away. If the first doctor you see says that nothing is wrong, don't be afraid to get a second opinion—only you and your loved one can truly know that something doesn't seem right and needs to be fixed.

Symptoms of a Motorcycle Brain Injury

There are various symptoms that could be an indication that some sort of brain injury has occurred:

  • Emotional Signs: Depression, anxiety, irritability, irrational anger, personality changes
  • Physical and Behavioral Signs: Changes in sleeping (sleeping too long, not being able to sleep, not being able to wake up), dizziness, nausea or vomiting, loss of consciousness, blurred vision, ringing ears, sensitivity to light or sound, changes in appetite
  • Cognitive Signs: Inability to concentration, memory loss, disorientation

This is not an exhaustive list, so even if your loved one has symptoms that are not here, you should still consider seeing a doctor. If it is determined that he does indeed have a TBI and it was caused by the negligence of another person, you are also going to want to contact a brain injury attorney in Columbia

Speak to a Columbia Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Today

Injuries from motorcycle crashes in South Carolina are often severe and leave the injured person and their friends and family anxious about the future and adjusting to life with a brain injury. We know that the last thing you want to worry about is how you're going to cover medical bills and lost wages as you move forward with treatment and rehabilitation. That's where an injury lawyer can help: we'll worry about your case, so you can focus on healing.

Here at the Law Office of Kenneth Berger, our experienced accident attorneys can help answer questions, deal with the insurance companies, negotiate reduced medical liens, and guide you toward justice. Contact us today for a free consultation at 803-790-2800 or by using the live chat feature below. 

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Columbia, South Carolina car accident and personal injury attorney dedicated to securing justice for clients