Biking is a popular form of recreation in Delaware, and riders should always wear protective headgear. While the brain is one of the most important organs in the human body, it is also one of the most fragile. The brain is so complex that scientists still don't fully understand it. One thing is for certain -- life is not possible without this vital organ. Brain injuries can significantly impede a person for the rest of his or her life.
A man in another state suffered significant brain injuries in an accident that occurred over a year ago, and he may never fully recover. The man was reportedly riding a racing dirt bike when the accident occurred. According to reports, neighbors discovered the man's bike underneath a tree and found the man laying unconscious on the side of the road with the back of his head on large rocks. Reports said the man may have lost control and was thrown from the bike, striking his head on the ground.
First responders arrived on the scene quickly and flew the man via helicopter to a hospital. The man underwent emergency surgery at the hospital and underwent several other surgeries in the following weeks, reports said. According to his wife, he was in a coma for over three months. Now, over a year later, the wife says her husband is unable to walk and struggles to communicate. A local church is organizing a fundraiser to help the couple with expenses.
Every year, over two and a half million people across the United States suffer traumatic brain injuries. Those in Delaware who have suffered such injuries due to the negligence of another party could benefit from discussions with a knowledgeable attorney. Damages from a successful claim could provide victims and families with much-needed financial relief during this difficult time.