What You Need to Know About Headaches & Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are among the deadliest motor vehicle crashes because of the biker’s vulnerability. Open and closed head injuries are extremely prevalent, which leaves victims with high medical bills and low quality of life. Our lawyers in Orlando have handled numerous motorcycle accident claims and helped many families recover damages for the lifelong impact a brain injury or other type of catastrophic injury often has on the victim’s ability to live a full life.
June is Headache and Migraine Awareness Month, and our attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright want you to know that traumatic brain injuries aren’t always immediately evident. It may be weeks later when you start to experience headaches, which is why seeing a physician or neurologist as soon as possible is essential to have an MRI or CAT scan to determine if your head pain is due to an underlying brain injury. These tests are also vital to your case when it comes time to provide proof of your injuries as well as medical expenses.
Sometimes, post-traumatic headaches from a motorcycle crash could simply be caused by whiplash and feel similar to a migraine or a tension-type headache. But, when your headaches are accompanied by any of these brain injury warning signs, seek medical attention immediately:
- Abnormal behavior such as laughter, anger, irritability and repetitive actions or words
- Trouble maintaining balance
- Fainting spells
- Dilated pupils
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sound or light sensitivity
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our attorneys in Orlando today at (407) 712-7300 for a FREE consultation. The Law Offices of Colling Gilbert Wright serve clients throughout Florida and nationwide.