There are many injuries suffered in bicycle accidents that can result in significant medical bills. This is why you will need an experienced lawyer to help you recover full compensation for your injuries. Contact Murphy & Murphy Law Offices today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with our dedicated attorneys. Let our experience work for you.
Injuries Suffered in Bicycle Accidents | Causes
There are several circumstances that typically lead to bicycle accidents. The first being the most common one that we see. While sharing the road with other vehicles, a bicycle rider gets hit by a car perhaps trying to veer into a lane, neglecting to see the bicycle. Another common instance is quite the opposite. Sometimes on the road, a cyclist is compromised for a number of reasons and swerves into oncoming traffic, resulting in getting hit by a vehicle. Lastly, there may be something on the road that the rider cannot avoid such as sticks or rocks. They hit that object and are thrown over their handlebars. These are all real examples of accidents that have happen in Ventura.
Injuries Suffered in Bicycle Accidents | Head Injuries
Most often, when you read about these accidents, there are a few injuries that most of these people have in common. Because these riders are mostly unprotected, except for a helmet usually, their whole body is exposed to trauma. However, it is most common to see serious head injuries in relation to bicycle accidents. This along with spinal injuries, including neck and back, are the most common serious injuries that bicyclists suffer. Often these injuries to the head and spine are what causes the most fatalities. With the head injuries, there will often be a loss of consciousness and sometimes that can range from a concussion to a coma.
Injuries Suffered in Bicycle Accidents | Receiving Treatment
Injuries that can take a huge toll on the body and make for a slow recovery are internal injuries and broken bones. Organs can be bruised and severely damaged in a collision, especially if part of the body is run over by the vehicle, or the bicycle lands on the abdomen with great force. These injuries can require surgeries and a lot of recovery time in the hospital. Broken bones are less life-threatening than the rest of these injuries, but still can have a big negative impact. You may be unable to go back to work or normal daily activities for some time. This is especially true for those who need to ride their bikes to get from point A to point B. If you are seriously injured, that may no longer be an option for you.
If your injuries are so severe that your life is either permanently or temporarily and significantly changed, you have a case. You don’t have to surrender to the pain and try to forget about the accident. This lifestyle of limited activity does not have to be your new normal. You should not avoid continuing your medical treatment because you are worried about the bills and co-pays. Your health is number one priority. A California personal injury lawyer will make sure that you are fully and fairly compensated, so you don’t have to worry about the finances and you can just focus on getting healthy. Let your attorney take on the legal matters.