Let An Experienced Columbus Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Protect Your Rights
Ohio law requires that motorcycle riders and passengers 17 years old and younger wear helmets. While many riders want to have the freedom to choose whether to wear a helmet, studies show that helmets do protect people from serious head injuries. Head injuries can be severe and debilitating. A permanent disability from a head injury may result in a reduction in income for the rest of the victim's life on top of expensive medical bills.
Head injuries in motorcycle accidents can happen quickly. A car might make a lane change and not see the rider approaching. A distracted driver might cause a rear-end accident by striking a motorcycle from behind, knocking the rider off the bike and onto the pavement.
With such high stakes involved in a serious motorcycle accident, it's important for those injured to contact an experienced Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer to learn about their rights. If you or someone you love sustained a head injury in a motorcycle accident due to someone else's negligence, contact the Smith Law Office. Let an experienced motorcycle accident attorney help you get the compensation and closure you deserve.
Like leg and knee injuries or road rash, injuries to the head in motorcycle accidents rarely are minor. Instead, victims face steep medical bills and hospital care that can last weeks, months or even a lifetime.
A Closer Look at Head Injuries in Ohio Motorcycle Accidents
Head injuries can vary from concussions to traumatic brain injuries. The following are examples of head injuries we have seen in Ohio motorcycle accidents:
- Brain damage
- Skull fracture
A motorcycle accident leading to a head injury may result in any of the following conditions:
- Short- or long-term memory loss
- Chronic headaches
No two motorcycle accident head injuries are the same. That's why it's crucial to have an experienced Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer fighting for your rights. With thirty years of experience, Scott Elliot Smith knows how to examine the special challenges facing each victim. The Smith Law Office typically will pore over medical records, accident reports and other crucial paperwork to try to ensure a client obtains compensation for all sustained losses.
Experts often are needed to consult with us during a personal injury claim involving a head injury. We may contact neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists to determine the extent of impairment. Depending on the circumstances, we also may retain a life-care planner and an economist to project the future cost of medical treatment and loss of current and future earnings.
How an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you suffered a head injury in a motorcycle accident, Scott Elliot Smith's first concern is to make sure you are getting the treatment you need. Then he will determine the total amount of your damages and build a strong case that proves another driver's negligence led to the accident that left you hurt.
A free consultation is your first step on the road to recovery toward peace of mind - financially, emotionally and mentally. Call 614-846-1700 or contact us online. Scott Elliot Smith will aggressively seek justice for you. He works on a contingency fee basis. In other words, he doesn't collect a penny from you until he wins your case.