There are several types of bicycle accident injuries that typically occur, and, unfortunately, most of them are extremely serious, with potentially life-changing consequences. This is especially the case when a bicycle and car collide. If this has happened to you or someone you love, you may be able to pursue compensation from the people or companies that caused the accident.
Factors that Determine the Severity of Bicycle Accident Injuries
There are many factors that go into determine how serious a person’s bicycle accident injuries may be. These include whether or not the injured person was wearing a helmet, the speed at which the accident took place, and whether or not there was another vehicle involved, such as an automobile. Other factors include the type of impact that occurred as well as the condition of the trail or roadway that was being used at the time.
The most common bicycle accident injuries affect the head, such as gashes, bumps or fractures. This is usually the result of a bicyclist being thrown over the handlebars and being unable to control how he or she lands. While wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the severity of an injury, it unfortunately can’t prevent it entirely. Brain injuries are common in more serious accidents, and these can lead to several serious problems such as a loss of memory or even an inability to function properly. In far too many instances, this can lead to a permanent disability.
Other common bicycle accident injuries include spinal cord injuries (which can lead to paralysis), facial injuries (such as a broken jaw, eye damage, a broken nose and more) and even death. If you or someone close to you has suffered harm due to a bicycle accident, The Durham Law Firm may be able to help. Please contact us online or call (214) 222-4000 for more information.