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From 24/7 Press Release:
There is rarely such a thing as a non-serious motorcycle accident. When a motorcycle is hit by a passenger vehicle or the motorcyclist loses control because of a weather or road condition, serious injury or even death often result.

If motorcyclists are lucky, they may walk away from an accident with a couple of broken bones and road rash. Many riders, however, suffer a much more catastrophic injury, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, amputation or multiple fractures. These injuries can result in tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses, multiple surgeries and extended hospital stays. The injured motorcyclist also may require extensive help caring for him or herself, either at a live-in residential facility or at home from a family member or visiting nurse.

Many people do not realize that when a loved one suffers a serious injury, their lives also are going to change. This is particularly true in cases of TBIs and other catastrophic injuries where the person is going to require round-the-clock care. Oftentimes, families cannot afford a nurse to provide this care and must provide it themselves. In order to provide sufficient care, a family member may have to quit his or her job, or switch to a job with less of a time commitment, usually for less pay.

Caring for a loved one with a catastrophic injury can be emotionally difficult as well. In the case of TBIs, the person may undergo severe personality changes and never be the same again. TBI victims can suffer from depression, anxiety and aggression. They also can have trouble concentrating and may lose some of their short-term memory. This can be just as frustrating for the TBI sufferer as it is for the loved ones trying to help him or her deal with the condition.
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