Operating a motorcycle in Oklahoma carries with it some risk of an accident. Motorcyclists may be especially prone to suffering injuries when struck by a much larger automobile. Therefore, when a motorcycle accident occurs, victims are much more likely to suffer serious injuries like a traumatic brain injury.
While any head injury is serious, those involving the brain can easily be life threatening. Everyone should learn to recognize the symptoms of a brain injury, so that people know when to seek medical attention. Additionally, according to medical professionals, not all brain injuries have the same symptoms. Therefore, it's important to seek medical attention even if people are unsure if a brain injury has occurred.
Generally, for mild traumatic brain injuries, the symptoms will be less severe. They include a headache, nausea, fatigue and dizziness. People with mild brain injuries can also suffer from confusion and may lose consciousness for up to a few minutes. Sensitivity to sounds and lights, ringing in the ears and blurred vision can also indicate that a person has a brain injury.
The symptoms of severe brain injuries are much more serious. They include the loss of consciousness for minutes to hours, vomiting, seizures, weakness and the loss of coordination. If a person is having fluids draining from their ears, or dilation of the person's pupils, then the person may have a more serious brain injury. Slurred speech, coma, aggressiveness or profound confusion are also signs of severe traumatic brain injuries.
The treatments for brain injuries of all kinds can be costly and time consuming. If the injury was the result of a motorcycle accident, then the victim may want to consider pursuing damages. An attorney may be able to explain a person's legal rights following a motorcycle accident.