When a motorcyclist is involved in a motor vehicle accident, there is significant risk that the victim may suffer from a traumatic brain injury. These injuries often result in devastating long-term complications that make it difficult for the motorcyclist to return to a “normal” daily life. In addition to the obvious physical impairments that often accompany a brain injury, emotional issues can also arise.

How a Motorcycle Accident Brain Injury Victim May Experience Emotional Difficulties

Victims of motorcycle accidents who suffer brain injuries can experience emotional difficulties in two different ways. First, the emotional issues may arise directly from the injury to the brain. For example, the victim may experience feelings of depression because the brain injury damages the area of the brain that governs emotions. In addition, a victim may experience emotional issues as a result of a brain injury in a more indirect manner. These issues may arise as a result of his or her reaction to the other impairments that are triggered by the injury. For example, the victim may experience feelings of depression because he or she is having difficulty communicating with others, putting a strain on relationships.

Some of the more common emotional issues that a motorcycle accident brain injury victim may experience include the following:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Stubbornness
  • Self-hatred
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Confusion
  • Denial
  • Depression
  • Egocentricity
  • Restlessness
  • Psychosomatic pain
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Paranoia
  • Frustration
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

Unfortunately, emotional issues may not present themselves immediately after the motorcycle accident. These impairments may begin to appear days, weeks, or even months after the crash. Victims may need significant treatment and rehabilitation in order to obtain a better quality of life. These treatments cost money, making it crucial that a victim pursue compensation after a crash. 

Have You Been Injured In A Motorcycle Accident?

If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.