When motorcycle collisions occur in Tennessee, motorcyclists often suffer more severe injuries than motorists. Here at Pryor, Priest and Harber, we have seen firsthand how devastating these injuries can be. We have years of experience in helping motorcyclists win compensation for such injuries.
Injuries which motorcyclists may suffer include head trauma. One of the most severe outcomes of head trauma is a traumatic brain injury. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, severe TBI symptoms may include persistent headaches, vomiting, convulsions loss of coordination and slurred speech. In some cases, TBIs may result in persistent vegetative states. A patient in a PVS may remain in a vegetative state for one month or longer.
Motorcyclists may endure injuries to their spinal cords, necks and backs. Broken bones and severe lacerations (commonly known as road rash) may also result from crashes.
All of these injuries may incur substantial financial loss for motorcyclists. Medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and the inability to work for prolonged periods can all add up to a substantial financial burden. If a motorist was responsible for the crash, some or all of these costs may be covered by a personal injury lawsuit.
In the worst case scenarios, motorcycle accidents may prove fatal. When this occurs, the family of the deceased motorcyclist may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the motorist who caused the crash.
To learn more about the types of compensation available to injured motorcyclists, please visit our page on motorcycle accidents.