A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is every bit as scary as it sounds, as this is the one part of your body that you want to keep protected at all costs.
As a motorcyclist, you enjoy spending time on the road. Unfortunately, there are other drivers who don’t take as much caution as they should when driving in close proximity to bikers.
Even if you’re wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, a crash has the potential to cause a TBI. If this occurs, it’s important to understand the many types of treatment you may receive:
- Emergency care: This begins shortly after the accident, with your medical team ensuring that you have an adequate blood supply and enough oxygen. Furthermore, they’ll do whatever it takes to prevent additional injury to the brain, neck or head.
- Medication: There is no medication that can directly treat a TBI, but some can help aid the process. For instance, anti-seizure drugs and diuretics are often prescribed.
- Surgery: It’s not always required, but surgery may be necessary to minimize damage. Some of the problems surgery can address include bleeding on the brain, removing a blood clot and repairing a fracture.
As your recovery pushes forward, there will come a time when you partake in rehabilitation. This is meant to help you regain control of your life, such as by relearning how to walk and talk (if necessary).
Being part of a motorcycle accident is dangerous, as you don’t have nearly as much protection as someone in a traditional motor vehicle. In the event of a TBI due to a motorcycle crash, receive medical treatment, learn more about the crash and do whatever it takes to protect your legal rights.