Motorcycle accidents tend to result catastrophic and devastating injuries that impact the victim and their families lives. Motorcycle accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in the United States and contribute to a significant amount of deaths. Our motorcycle accident attorneys want to inform motorcyclists on the benefits wearing a helmet has and what life could be like if you have a traumatic brain injury. Over the last decade, motorcycle fatalities have increased substantially due to changing helmet laws from state to state. Federal statistics show that in states that weaken or repeal helmet laws, helmet use drops. In 1994, when the U.S. government still penalized states without helmet laws, 63% of riders wore helmets. By 2006, that percentage had dropped to 51%. In addition, the Department of Transportation (DOT) suggests that in 1996, 5.6 motorcyclists were killed for every 10,000 registered motorcycles, by 2006 the rate had risen to 7.3. Common Outcomes of Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury After a Motorcycle Accident Some of the most common outcomes of a traumatic brain injury after a Michigan motorcycle accident include:
- Swallowing disorders
- Balance problems
- Coordination and movement problems
- Memory loss
- Speech problems
Have you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury and looking to seek damages against the negligent driver? Contact a motorcycle injury lawyer in Michigan who understands the special circumstances and needs of motorcycle riders. Individuals injured in a Michigan motorcycle accident should contact the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Call our office at 800-606-1717 and we will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.
Guest blog from the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.