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Find Out Why Florida Motorcycle Accidents Are Linked To Traumatic Brain Injuries

Although the Florida motorcycle helmet law only applies to motorcyclists who are 20 and younger, a helmet can help protect the head and brain in case of a motorcycle accident and help save lives. While a helmet cannot prevent all injuries from occurring, it has been proven to be effective in reducing the seriousness of head injuries, especially a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents in Florida and across the nation are the main cause of traumatic brain injuries in America. This has been attributed to a lack of helmets or helmet laws. Although it is not a law to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle in Florida, studies indicate that a motorcycle helmet is the best way to prevent a traumatic brain injury from occurring.

When a serious motorcycle accident occurs, a rider’s head, spine or neck is typically the areas that are greatly injured. If a victim suffers a TBI, it can lead to life-altering injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can affect a victim’s:

  • Speech
  • Personality changes (schizophrenia)
  • Motor skills
  • Cognitive thinking
  • And more

Not only is the victim impacted with potentially life-altering injuries, their family also suffers alongside them as most brain injury victims cannot work again and will need constant medical care and attention. When an injury such as a TBI is suffered, it can lead to mental stress on the victim’s family. TBI injuries can end up costing thousands of dollars in medical bills and can leave a victim’s family to deal with the financial stress of this accident and injury.

Even though the proper equipment and helmet can help cut down on a motorcyclist’s injuries and chances of traumatic brain injury, it is not a sure thing. If you were injured in a Florida motorcycle accident due to a negligent motorist, please contact the law offices of David M. Benenfeld to speak with a skilled attorney who handles motorcycle accident cases in Florida.

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