NC motorcycle accident victims often sustain severe injuries like spinal trauma, internal bleeding, broken bones, facial injuries and brain damage, if they survive the wreck. Most injuries are visible and treated right away and recovery times can keep motorcycle crash victims out of work or permanently disabled. What about injuries that may not be so obvious?
A high school student in Princeton, NC was in a motorcycle accident in mid-September. A week after the accident he was found unconscious at home. It often takes time for victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) to exhibit symptoms. Motorcycle accidents are a main cause of TBI, according to the US Department of Transportation. Officials have not determined if the student’s injuries were a result of the motorcycle accident, but if he did suffer fatal intracranial trauma there may have been signs his friends and family could have recognized. Reports also are unclear if he sought medical attention after his motorcycle accident. If he did, his family may have a NC medical malpractice case against negligent healthcare staff for not running proper tests or reading charts correctly.
NC motorcycle accident attorneys in Raleigh with Brent Adams & Associates work with families whose loved ones have passed away from fatal motorcycle wrecks. Our motorcycle crash lawyers made a list of symptoms to help you identify the symptoms of TBI. If you or someone you care about experiences the symptoms below after head trauma, seek medical attention as soon as possible:
- Lightheaded feeling and dizziness
- Vision problems
- Strange tastes in mouth
- Mood swings