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Brain Injury Means Massive Medical Costs

While bicycles and especially motorcycles are an efficient and cost-effective way to travel, a truly unfortunate number of motorized and non-motorized bike accidents each year result in head injury, and with those injuries come extremely sizable medical bills. The good news is that there are ways to minimize your risk of head injury in the first place, as well as deal with the aftermath in a way least likely to break the bank.

PREVENTING INJURY

  • Wear a helmet anytime you ride a bicycle or motorcycle. The consequences for a rider who gets into an accident without wearing a helmet can result in worse things than brain injury – these accidents are often fatal. Moreover, helmets reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injury by just under 75%. Odds which are certainly much more in your favor.
  • Observe the rules of the road and watch for reckless drivers. As the driver of a two-wheeled vehicle, you are more vulnerable during a collision, so take every precaution to ensure that you and those around you are driving safely.

AFTER AN INJURY

  • Do not immediately accept responsibility. No matter how you may think things have played out do not take the blame. Traumatic brain injury almost guarantees that your perception of events was not entirely correct. Boulder brain injury lawyers are well-versed in getting to the truth of a tricky situation, and if your pain and suffering was due to someone else’s negligence, the worst thing you can do is accept the blame and responsibility onto your own shoulders.
  • Traumatic brain injuries are some of the trickiest cases for a victim to handle alone. While you should be focusing on your own recovery and well-being, you’re stuck fielding insurance inquiries and wondering which of your seemingly harmless decisions might ruin your chances of compensation. Should you stay in the hospital those extra few days, just to be safe? Should you return to work once you feel moderately functional? These choices and many more are very crucial to your claim and your health.

If you or a loved one has suffered from traumatic brain injury, you’re enduring enough even without the costly medical bills! A team of experienced Boulder injury lawyers can help make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the compensation you deserve.

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