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Vancouver Motorcycle Crash Lawyer Urges Caution After a Mild TBI

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Many crash victims who connect with our Vancouver motorcycle crash lawyers labor under the impression that the worst is behind them.

Here is what happens. They get hurt. Perhaps they hurt their heads due to a helmet failure or just an intense collision. After some painful and terrifying moments, they are on the mend. It should only be a matter of time until everything is okay.

That may be true. Hopefully, it will be true in your case.

However, head injury victims are at risk for a peculiarly nasty kind of re-injury called the second impact injury. The recently injured brain—for technical, biochemical reasons that even top neuroscientists do not really understand—is very vulnerable to catastrophic re-injury.

Bearing in mind, of course, that we are Vancouver motorcycle crash lawyers, not doctors or medical practitioners, here are some concepts to consider:

  • Get a complete diagnosis from a reputable physician, if you haven’t already done so.
  • Keep track of all documents related to the diagnosis, including reports and notes from conversations you have with physicians.
  • Some science suggests that certain dangerous head injuries may elude magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, so you may want to ask for a computed tomography (CT) scan as well just out of an abundance of caution.
  • Give yourself more time than you think you will need before you engage in activity that could expose you to risk, including riding a motorcycle, playing contact sports, or even doing vigorous exercise.
  • Keep a written record about how you feel. If you are too “out of it” to journal, ask a friend or a family member to help you journal. This careful documentation will help you and your physicians understand the nature of your condition, and it can assist you, later, if you retain Vancouver motorcycle accident attorneys to help with your case.
  • Do not go too far from the hospital in the first week or so after a crash, in case you need to rush back for emergency treatment.

To schedule a complimentary meeting to discuss your legal case, please get in touch with a Vancouver motorcycle crash lawyer at McComb Witten at 604-255-9018. You may also wish to download a copy of our 100% free (and really useful) report, Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim, to make sense of your options and preserve your rights for compensation.

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