A bicycle is no match to a car or truck in size or speed. When bicycle accidents happen cyclists carry a greater risk of critical injury or loss of life.
About bicycle accidents
Whether the pandemic or rising gas prices are to blame, the popularity of riding bikes in rural and urban settings has increased tremendously in recent years.
For many different reasons, people turn to bicycles to meet their transportation needs, as a form of exercise, or getting around to conduct daily business/activities.
However, this additional reliance on bicycles also means that the likelihood of getting involved in a road-related accident has skyrocketed.
Commonly reported injuries
Cycling accidents and the injuries they may cause can greatly affect a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
Because bicycles are much smaller and offer less protection, cyclists often suffer serious injuries after colliding with a motor vehicle.
In addition to immediate aid, long-term health issues may require extensive medical treatment during your recovery. Being unable to return to work or in need of workplace accommodation can also result in financial hardship.
Commonly reported injuries include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Facial injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Loss of life
What to do if you’ve been involved in an accident
After the shock and trauma of an accident, it’s hard to know what to do next. But if you suspect that the accident was caused as a result of someone’s negligence, collect evidence as soon as possible.
Because bicycle accident lawsuits are usually very technical to prosecute and sometimes take a long time to settle, the more evidence you can gather right away can help build a strong case in the future.