Types of Bike Accident Injuries
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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.
To learn how our experienced team can help you,
schedule a free case evaluation today. Or call us now at (215) 372-8768.
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.
Our skilled team at Piscitello Law has decades of experience and a strong
history of successful case results. When you choose us, you can trust
that your case is in the hands of an attorney who is truly committed to
the rights and interests of bicyclists.