San Diego Brain Injury From Bike Accident Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been in a bike accident and sustained a brain injury? Are you dealing with confusion and poor memory? Do you suffer from mood swings? Do you have partial or total memory loss? Are you struggling with your balance? Are you unable to sleep and get anxious? Brain injuries from bike accidents with cars are very common. At The Levinson Law Group, we understand what you are going through and are here to help you navigate your journey back to healing.
The Levinson Law Group is a Southern California personal injury law firm specializing in motor vehicle collisions. Attorney Gordon Levinson founded The Levinson Law Group to help accident victims recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives after an accident. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience working closely with bike accident victims to overcome the challenges they face when seeking justice after a serious accident.
Bike Accident Statistics
In 2019 there were approximately 61,000 traumatic brain injury (TBI) fatalities in the United States, translating into about 166 deaths every day. Traumatic brain injuries do not discriminate and can affect anyone at any age. Traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of death and severe disabilities in young adults and children. Older adults who enjoy bike riding are also at a higher risk of serious injuries due to their age.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Millions of Americans, an estimated 5.3 million, including children, women and men, live with permanent TBI disabilities. The risks of sustaining a brain injury is significant in adolescents, young adults and those over 75. Falls that result in brain damage account for almost 50 percent of ER department trips.
Causes of TBI include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents – including striking a bicyclist
- Car accidents
Traumatic brain injuries have long and short-term effects on those who have been injured and their families. A TBI is not a visible injury. Symptoms of TBIs include motor impairment, emotional, cognitive and sensory issues that alter a survivor’s life in innumerable ways.
Brain Injury Symptoms
The brain is vulnerable to any impact, even if the skull is not broken. An impact may result in internal damage to the brain because it slams back and forth against the inside of the skull.
Bike accidents can involve many types of injuries, like unseen injuries such as whiplash and TBIs. Hitting your head on pavement or a fixed object does not always result in noticeable and/or visible injuries. The visible injuries, like a broken leg or arm, road rash or a dislocated shoulder heal, and the body mostly returns to normal. Recovering from a brain injury is far more difficult and may take months or years or be permanent.
Brain injury symptoms can include:
- Sensitivity to lights/sounds
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of consciousness
- Feeling dazed or disoriented
- Interruption/changes in sleep habits
- Loss of balance
- Slurred speech
- Memory issues
- Mood swings
- Dilated pupils
- Partial/total memory loss of events before the accident (retrograde amnesia)
- Partial/total memory loss of events after the accident (anterograde amnesia)
- Pressure in the head
Damages in Bike Accidents
Recovering from a brain injury can prove to be a financial burden. Medical expenses, lost wages and home accommodations may be recovered by filing a lawsuit for compensation.
Beware of the insurance company that attempts to get you to settle quickly before they even know how extensive your injuries may be. Insurance companies are going to try and convince you that injuries are not related to your bike accident. Their goal is to avoid paying for the treatment for your brain injury.
If you have sustained brain injuries in a San Diego bike accident, it is best to discuss your case with an experienced bike accident attorney at The Levinson Law Group. We got you covered and handle all issues to help you focus on recovering at your own pace.
Contact the Levinson Law Group Today
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury from a bike accident in San Diego, reach out to The Levinson Law Group attorneys right away. At The Levinson Law Group, our dedicated team of bike accident lawyers is here to help.
If you have questions about the recovery process, we can answer them. If you are not sure you want to bring a case against the other driver, we will not pressure you. We only want to make sure that you are informed to make the best decision for yourself and your family.
When you decide to work with the Levinson Law Group, you can rest assured that you will have someone in your corner throughout the entire process. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs. To learn more about your options, call The Levinson Law Group at 760-512-8088.