Common Injuries and Safety Tips

The extent of injuries is not always easily apparent

It is recommended that you consult a doctor about your injuries after an accident. Many types of injuries like brain injuries or nerve damage are often not recognized by victims right away. An immediate consultation with a medical professional is useful both to successful treatment and with any potential related lawsuits.

Common injuries

Over 40% of hospital patients suffering from bicycle incidents report some form of head injury. Head injuries are also the most significant contributor to cyclist fatalities.

Limb injuries are by far the most common form of bicycle related injuries. 40% of victims in cycling accidents suffer from arm injuries and 25% suffer from leg injuries. The severity of a limb injury can range from scrapes and bruises to fractures and broken limbs.

Other common injuries include:

  • Facial injuries like broken jaws and chipped teeth as well as extreme scarring
  • Paralysis and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain Injuries

Brain injuries in bicycle accidents are an unfortunate and common occurrence. Brain injuries can last a lifetime and may have effects as varied as memory loss, change of mood and decreased bodily function. Brain injuries require professional consultation to assess properly and are not always apparent immediately after an accident.

Compensation in a cycling accident claim

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you to obtain the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to after a cycling accident. Among other things compensation can be awarded for related medical treatment, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of wages.

If you or a loved one has been in a cycling accident you can trust Tony Lafazanis to help you in your time of need.

 

Source: http://www.rospa.com/roadsafety/adviceandinformation/cycling/facts-figures.aspx