Just like automobile accidents, bicycle accidents can happen when you least expect. Unlike automotive incidents, cyclists have much less protection and are prone to more severe injuries. Injuries from cycling accidents may include, but are not limited to:
An abrasion caused by falling onto and sliding along pavement or other hard surfaces. This injury varies in degree and can include anything from a scrape to deep lacerations, which can cause permanent scarring. This injury is generally treated by keeping the wound clean and free of infection while the skin heals over time.
This injury can include simple fractures, in which the bone breaks without puncturing the skin, or compound fractures, in which the broken bone sticks out of the skin. Both types of fractures require casting, and compound fractures may require surgery.
This can be caused whether the head was hit or not. This is an internal injury of the brain and can be easily overlooked. Symptoms may include:
You should talk to your doctor if you think you may have suffered a concussion. You cannot predict when you will be in a cycling accident. Similarly, you cannot predict what injuries you will suffer.
If you or someone you care about has been in a bicycle accident, contact the Sheboygan personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® for a case evaluation. Call now at (920) 459-8000 to get the legal representation that you deserve.