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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.

What to Do After a Bike Crash

  • If police arrive, communicate any physical complaints you have at that moment.

  • Document what happened & your injuries. Don't downplay your injuries!

  • Get your version of events, driver's & witness' details in the accident report. 

  • Preserve evidence & seek advice from a professional.