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8 Common Injuries Sustained in Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles are an efficient and healthy way to commute from place to place, but also can cause serious injury when they are involved in accidents. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA), approximately 48,000 bicyclists were injured in 2011 alone. When bicyclists are injured in collisions with motor vehicles, the injuries can be devastating, usually to the bicyclists involved. When bicycle accidents occur due to the negligence of drivers victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Potential damages available after a bicycle accident include compensation for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering, just to name a few. The personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping victims of bicycle accidents hold the people responsible for their injuries liable.

The injuries that people can sustain in a bicycle accident can range from minor cuts and scrapes to more serious injuries that require long-term medical care. Some of the more common injuries that people can sustain in bicycle accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Bruises

 

It is important for anyone who has been involved in a bicycle accident to seek appropriate medical attention immediately. Some injuries may not cause any symptoms for weeks or even days after an accident, and proper documentation of an injury can make establishing liability significantly easier.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Our attorneys are experienced personal injury lawyers who know how important it is for victims of negligence obtain justice through the legal system. We work tirelessly to make sure that our clients get the highest possible settlement or award possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia