You get involved in a motorcycle accident. You wear a helmet, you never break a single traffic law, and you take all the precautions you can. You still can't avoid a crash when another driver pulls out of a driveway in front of you. You hit the side of the car, hit your head on the hood, and fall into the street.
In the days and weeks after the accident, you keep having issues with your memory. You can't remember the crash at all. You have even forgotten some of the events that happened during the day. Moreover, you keep making simple little mistakes around the house -- forgetting to turn off the stove, forgetting where you left your wallet, forgetting if you flipped off the lights or not.
You may have a traumatic brain injury. Medical experts note that one of the most common symptoms is when people have serious memory issues that may linger even after they have physically healed and they're no longer in pain.
These issues can feel very concerning, and they may impact your career and your quality of life. With some issues, they may actively put you in danger. You may need medical treatment to try to come back from the injury, and you may never regain some of the memories that you've lost. In some cases, brain injuries do not heal and the symptoms never leave after that initial accident.
At a time like this, it's crucial for you to know what type of compensation you may deserve and the steps you need to take to receive it.