Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycling is a great way to get exercise, and it’s an inexpensive method of transportation. However, it can be dangerous and lead to many types of bicycle accident injuries. Whether caused by a distracted motor vehicle or a defect in the road, bicycle accidents can be devastating.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, attorney Michael Stephenson at Los Angeles Bicycle Law can help. He understands the stress that an accident can cause. For help throughout LA and surrounding areas, contact us today at (424) 230–3240.
Common Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries
- Amputation – Loss of a body part, such as fingers, toes, arms, and legs, is common in traumatic bicycle accidents.
- Bone Fractures – Broken bones may result in the need for surgical procedures and long rehabilitation time.
- Brain Injury – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may occur when riders fall from their bikes, resulting in anything from mild concussions to severe brain damage.
- Dental Injury – Chipped or cracked teeth and broken jaws and other dental injuries often occur when riders hit the pavement.
- Facial Injury – Because they have little to protect their faces, riders often suffer facial injuries, or maxillofacial trauma, in bike accidents.
- Fatalities – Bike accidents may be fatal due to the severity of injuries that occur. We can help with a wrongful death claim.
- Head Injury – When riders are thrown off bikes or over the handlebars, head injuries can occur, even when a helmet is worn.
- Joint Dislocation – Bicyclists often twist and turn in awkward positions when falling, resulting in joint dislocation.
- Neck Injury – Damage to tendons and vertebrae in the throat and neck are common in bicycle accidents.
- Nerve Damage – The trauma sustained in a bicycle accident can result in nerve damage throughout the body.
- Paralysis – When a large vehicle challenges a bicycle, a wreck can result in paralysis, or the inability to move part or all the body.
- Spinal Cord Injury – Damage to the spinal cord can result in permanent injuries that last the rest of your life.