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Serious Injuries to Bicyclists

January 9th, 2020 | By

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You can see people riding their bicycles all over Los Angeles year-round. Cycling is a great form of exercise and transportation, though it does come with the risk of getting hit by a motor vehicle and suffering injuries. Because bicyclists have little more than a helmet to protect them, an impact from a vehicle can result in serious and even life-threatening injuries.

Common Injuries

Not only can the impact of a collision result in traumatic injuries, but cyclists often get thrown from their bikes in an accident, which can cause additional injuries. Even with protective gear, a cyclist is incredibly vulnerable to injuries, which may include:

  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Friction burns
  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Internal injuries

Even with a helmet, cyclists still often sustain head and brain injuries. While helmets are critical and provide significant protection, they cannot protect from injuries 100 percent of the time. If you hit your head, it might still result in a traumatic brain injury, which can have lasting effects.

Extensive Losses

Serious injuries require immediate medical treatment, and you might need emergency transportation in an ambulance. Many bicycle accident victims need ongoing care for weeks, months, or even years, and some suffer permanent disabilities. Medical bills can pile up quickly, and many people lose income, as well, from missing work due to their injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can help you seek compensation for your losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future losses

Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles Right Away

At Rostam Law, we represent cyclists injured in accidents, as well as many other injured clients. We can evaluate your rights, so please call 888.416.5006 or contact us online to consult with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney for free.

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