Motorcycle Accidents Cause Serious Brain Injuries in New Mexico
Motorcycle riding is fun, but watch out for the head injuries.
Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2010 - Those who love motorcycles do so for various reasons, and most of them know that while they are out biking they are running the risk of being injured in a collision or other mishap of some kind. This doesn’t stop a whole lot of dedicated bikers from being out on the road as often as possible. “Many people have even sold their cars and are riding their motorcycles to work. Nothing wrong with any of that, but honestly, it would be a smart move to pay attention to the potential for head injuries,” suggested New Mexico personal injury attorney, Scott Atkinson.
“Along with less gas guzzling, you get a great view and the superb maneuverability. The downside, and this bears repeating, is the rider(s) are wide open for head and brain trauma,” added Atkinson. “Let’s face it; bikers are much more vulnerable to crashes than people in cars. In addition, if it’s not a collision with another vehicle, then a biker may slide out or tank after hitting a pothole, an animal, or some other object or debris on the road. Even weather conditions affect bikers far more than other vehicles,” he pointed out.
By and large, the greatest number of motorcycle accidents tends to involve the younger generation; younger and inexperienced students, and young adults out there for the first time and trying out everything they can for the fun of it. There’s no harm in having fun, but it’s only smart to have fun and be protected at the same time. Wear the regulation leathers, the gloves, the boots, the eye gear and the helmet. While many riders hate the helmet, that helmet may be the reason they are still alive after an accident.
“I can’t emphasize this enough; the helmet is one of the main reasons some of my clients were alive and able to come to me to talk about compensation for their injuries. Mostly, they were wearing the Department of Transportation approved helmet and it’s been ‘proven’ to deter head and brain trauma,” indicated Atkinson. While head damage might not look or feel too bad initially, head injuries have a nasty habit of turning into something far worse – traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI causes permanent disability and for some, death.
Head injuries may come in many forms including concussions, contusions, skull fractures, gashes, lacerations and intracranial hematomas. “This is why you wear the helmet; to reduce the likelihood of a more severe injury in an accident. While you may be driving or biking safely, that doesn’t mean the ‘other’ person is, and for that reason if you are hurt by someone else’s negligence, you need to see a dedicated New Mexico personal injury attorney with experience in handling motorcycle accidents,” Atkinson advised.
Atkinson Law Firm, LTD
9400 Holly Ave. NE, Bldg. 4
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87122
See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: Albuquerque personal injury, new mexico injury lawyer, new mexico personal injury, new mexico personal injury attorney, new mexico personal injury lawyer, new mexico wrongful death