Bike Accidents: Broken Bones
All bicyclists should practice safe habits on the road to prevent accidents from occurring, but that doesn’t mean motorists are absolved of all responsibility. Inattentive or reckless drivers cause many bicycle-car collisions. The victims of these collisions have every right to pursue compensation for their injuries and other damages. The experienced bicycle accident injury attorneys at the Law Office of Joel A. Levine can help victims reach a settlement with the liable party that will cover the costs of their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you’ve suffered injuries from a bicycle accident and need help getting what you need for recovery, call us at 512-982-1510, and we’ll provide you with a case evaluation free of charge.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were around 38,000 bicyclist injuries nationwide in 2019. This significantly improved from prior years, which saw up to 61,000 bicyclist injuries. Safety awareness and the introduction of bicycle-friendly infrastructure into more and more neighborhoods dramatically reduce bike accident injuries yearly; however, the injury rate is far from zero. Bicycle accident injuries still take place every day, broken bones being one of the most common types of injuries.
Consequences of Broken Bone Injuries
Unlike a motorist with multiple barriers surrounding them for protection, bicyclists are vulnerable to external forces. Only a helmet covers the head, while the rest of the body is bare. This is why so many crashes lead to broken bones. There is no cushion between the bicyclist’s body and impact. Broken bones are often considered relatively minor injuries, but they can also be quite severe and have long-lasting implications for victims. Even one broken bone may put a victim out of commission for an extended period, let alone multiple bone fractures. Some of the most common bone fractures caused by bicycle accidents include hip/pelvis fractures, broken legs, and broken arms and/or wrists.
Any of these injuries may cause a victim to lose considerable income during his or her recovery period. Physical therapy and other treatments may be called for, depleting even more finances. Finally, the victim may not recover fully from the injury, and, as a result, he or she may have to deal with chronic pain, disability, or disfigurement for the rest of his or her life.
Putting Your Life Back on Track
For those who have been devastated by a bone injury, it is essential to get in touch with the right bike accident attorney before filing an injury claim. We are confident we fit the bill. With years of experience under our belt, we know how to deal with complex injury claim cases. We confront resistant insurance companies head-on with everything in our legal arsenal and fight hard to make them pay our clients what they deserve. Get in touch with the Law Office of Joel A. Levine today.