When you are involved in a bicycle accident, there are many injuries that you may sustain. Often, people do not consider what can occur in a bicycle accident because they are not motorized. Bicycles can sometimes reach speeds up to 60 mph, making them very dangerous. While these speeds are rare, they are possible, and bicycles very commonly travel between 20 and 30 mph.
Even at these lesser speeds, the cyclist is moving very quickly. Unlike in a car going at these speeds, the cyclist has almost no protection. For this reason, bicycle accidents can often end up worse than some car accidents.
Some of the possible injuries that you could sustain in a bicycle accident are as follows:
While there are certainly other kinds of injuries that you could sustain, these listed injuries are very common and can be detrimental if the accident is severe enough.
While road rash and broken bones can be mended, concussions can last for the rest of your life. These injuries can cause symptoms, such as:
These as well as many others are very serious effects that could stay with you for the rest of your life. You may also have lasting physical pain that will not go away.
Bicycle accidents are more dangerous than many people think. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, please contact the Stevens Point personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-248-0171.