A Motorcycle Accident Concussion Is Never ‘Minor’
Attorney Cerasa fights for maximum compensation
Many types of injuries are caused by motorcycle accidents and among the most serious are concussions. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in which your brain is knocked around, stretched, or twisted inside of your skull due to a hard impact.
Sometimes concussions are described as “minor” because they are rarely life-threatening. At The Cerasa Law Firm LLC, however, we know there is no such thing as a “minor” brain injury.
A brain injury can impact all aspects of your life - your relationships with friends and family, ability to work or do normal household activities, drive, live independently, or enjoy recreation.
Any injury to your brain is exceptionally serious. You need the maximum compensation now so that you can maintain mental and physical health for a lifetime. Attorney Michael Cerasa fights hard for people who suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence. Our firm offers no-obligation, free claim evaluations to motorcycle accident victims.
We serve residents, snowbirds, students, tourists and visitors across Central Florida including the greater Orlando area.
Types of concussions caused by motorcycle accidents
Florida is known as one of the most dangerous states for motorcyclists in the U.S. It is also home to a lot of bikers and some of the best rides in the country.
There are hundreds of thousands of motorcycles registered in Florida and plenty of amazing places to ride them: the Scenic Highway (Route 17 along the Highlands), The Loop in Sarasota, and Sugarloaf Mountain in Lake County to name a few.
Every year there are thousands of motorcycle crashes in the state, some of them fatal.
A concussion can arise from just about any type of motorcycle accident including:
- Left-turn collisions
- Head-on, right-turn, and rear-end collisions
- Dangerous road conditions
- Intersection crashes
Signs of a concussion
Concussion symptoms usually emerge shortly after impact, but it can also take days for a person to realize they’ve suffered a brain injury. Signs a person may have a concussion include:
- Inability to recall events prior to or after the crash
- Appearing dazed or stunned
- Confused by simple instructions
- Clumsy movements
- Slow to answer questions
- Loss of consciousness
- Personality or mood change
In a standard concussion, a person may report symptoms such as headache, head pressure, nausea or vomiting, balance problems, dizziness, double or blurry vision, being bothered by light or noise, feeling sluggish or foggy, difficulty concentrating, or they may say that they just don’t “feel right.”
A concussion is exceptionally serious when the injured person has one pupil that is larger than the other, cannot wake up, is very drowsy, has slurred speech, worsening headache, repeated vomiting, numbness, convulsions, unusual behavior or agitation, and loss of consciousness – no matter how brief.
If left untreated or monitored, a concussion can lead to many trips to Orlando Health’s Brain Injury Rehab Center, as well as long term damage such as problems with thinking, memory, learning, coordination and balance, speech, hearing or vision, or emotions.
Get Cerasa. Get results.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a motorcycle accident, it is not a “minor” situation. It is likely essential that you file an insurance claim if you want to physically recover without you and your family sliding into debt.
If you do not get the maximum compensation possible for your injuries, you could wind up paying for accident-related medical expenses out of pocket sooner than you think. Medical bills are a huge burden for many Americans. Many working-age adults say that they are in medical debt or struggling to pay for necessary treatments and pharmaceutical drugs.
Do not make the mistake of taking your concussion lightly. Our firm knows every case is unique and will give you the undivided attention you deserve. You may see lawyers on TV promising windfalls and massive results. These guys look flashy, but they’re spending more time on their “look” in front of the cameras than on your case.
Attorney Michael Cerasa is dedicated to fighting for accident victims’ rights. If the insurance companies want to push back against your injury claim, if they want to pretend that a concussion isn’t a big deal, then they want a fight. We’ll give them one. We will push hard to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation. Attorney Cerasa takes most motorcycle accident claims on contingency, which means we only get paid when we win. Make a smart move toward winning your claim and call Cerasa today.