Types of Bike Accident Injuries
Philadelphia Bike Accident Firm Dedicated to Victims of Bike Crash Injuries
With more than 435 miles of bike lanes and our unique Indego bike sharing service, it should come as no surprise that Philadelphia is considered one of the best cities for cyclists. Unfortunately, the negligence of car and truck drivers leaves many bicyclists seriously injured each year.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bike crash, you need to take quick legal action. At Piscitello Law, our Philadelphia bicycle accident attorney is committed to the rights and interests of injured bicyclists. As an avid rider himself, founding Attorney Joseph T. Piscitello has a unique understanding of these complex cases.
What Are Some of the Most Common Bicycle Accident Injuries?
Bicycles offer little protection against the massive size, weight, and speed of cars and trucks; when a negligent motorist strikes a cyclist, the consequences are often devastating. Injured riders have a right to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost income, and more.
Injuries commonly suffered in bike crashes include:
- Concussions/ traumatic brain injury
- Fractured or broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Road rash
- Internal bleeding/ injuries to internal organs
Many of these injuries are severe and require immediate medical attention. In especially tragic cases, many of these injuries can cost a cyclist their life. Our Philadelphia bicycle crash lawyers are proud to represent injured cyclists and their families during this difficult time. When you retain our firm, we will focus on getting you the money you need and deserve, while you focus on your recovery.
What Head Injuries Can Be Sustained in a Bike Accident?
Bicycle head injuries are oftentimes some of the most dangerous types of injuries that can be sustained in a bicycle accident. While some may be less severe than others, each type of head injury has the potential to be life-threatening because it is dealing with a major organ.
A concussion is caused by a blow or trauma to the head. This can occur if you fall of your bike and strike your head on the pavement, your bicycle, or even another object. Symptoms of concussions can vary from temporary loss of memory to things like blurred vision, light or noise sensitivity or nausea and vomiting. Depending on the severity of the concussion, there may be other symptoms as well. Even if you are not demonstrating signs of having a concussion following your accident, you should always seek medical attention to ensure you are not suffering from one.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury can occur when your accident causes severe trauma to the brain. This type of injury may be noticeable from the outside, but there are times when internal brain injuries may continue after the exterior injuries have healed. It's extremely important that you see a medical professional following your accident in order to rule out TBI. In some cases, TBIs can be long-term and the victim may suffer from their injury for the rest of their life.
Do Not Hesitate to Pursue Justice – Call (215) 372-8768 Now
When a bike accident leaves you seriously injured, pursuing your legal options may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is vital to take quick action by retaining a skilled Philadelphia bike crash attorney. You deserve compensation for things like medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of income, and more – we’re prepared to pursue this compensation tirelessly on your behalf.
Joe is an exceptional attorney and helped me through the difficult period of time after my accident. He's a great communicator, and thorough in his approach, and I felt involved during the entire process.Andrew Y
I must have been passed by 50 other riders going the other way, and attorney Piscitello and his son very kindly stopped and helped me, giving me a new tube, and using his CO2 cartridges to get me going again, and I was able to complete the ride. I believePeter W.
For over 20 years Piscitello Law has provided the absolute best legal services to my family and friends. And, when I was injured in an auto accident, Joey got me the money that I deserved.Quintin Smith
Joe and the team at Piscitello Law were excellent at providing guidance and reassurance throughout the whole process after being involved in a car versus bicycle incident. Joe was always available whenever I needed to talk to him about the case and was alwDr. Patrick Brown
Joe is hands down the guy you want if you are hit by a car while biking. He has a great understanding of a biker's rights on the road and the severity of injuries that can result from
getting hit while biking.Karen Good
Joe & his team explained the entire process with me, answered all of my questions, & helped me get through a tough process.Christopher Z.
After two years with another attorney who was spinning wheels, Joe was recommended to me by a friend. He took over my case and successfully resolved it within approximately 6 mos.Linda B.
Even though money itself cannot entirely erase a lifetime of physical and emotional ramifications of a traumatic event, it does provide some comfort that expenses are taken care of. More than that, Joe is a gem of a man. Truly: trustworthy, dedicated, knowEve F.
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