Some people prefer walking, while others prefer a car. Commuting through big cities may take a lot of time. Plus, it may be expensive to pay for a monthly ticket and adapt to the bus or train schedule. You waste your money and your time at the same time.
For that reason, many people choose a bicycle as a mean of transport. It is efficient, cheap and healthy.
However, riding a bicycle has its own dangers. The chances of getting involved in an accident are pretty high, especially during rush hours. Injuries sustained from a bicycle accident can be fatal or cause severe head trauma.
There are over 1,100 bicycle accidents each year in Pennsylvania. Here is everything that you need to know about safety and how to act if suffered a serious head injury.
Riding a bicycle is a great way of staying fit while going to wherever you want. Every road is pretty much well optimized for a bicycle, and depending on your physical condition, you may even be able to cover great distances on your bicycle.
However, you need to be aware that you are unprotected. All the vehicles around you have some sort of impact protection while you are completely exposed. One hit from any side, by a vehicle, can cause severe and even fatal injuries to the bicyclist.
Pittsburgh bike accident attorneys advise very bicyclists to wear proper headgear while cycling to try and minimize the head injury after a potential accident. If you do happen to end up in an accident, you should consult with the attorney of Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman and learn whether or not you have the right to file a claim against the motor vehicle’s driver for their negligence.
Most common injuries sustained after a bicycle accident are:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Lacerations and cuts
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Broken ribs
Dealing With The Aftermath
The most important thing is to seek immediate medical attention. After getting hit while on your bicycle, call 911 and request immediate medical assistance. If you are unable to make the call, scream out loud and someone around you will make the call for you. Get treated for your injuries, and do not worry about paying the medical bills.
Most people are refusing medical treatment due to a fact that they cannot afford it. However, after getting hit by a negligent driver, you will not be the one responsible for covering your medical bills. Not only that, but you may also seek compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
It is important to seek counsel and legal advice from an expert right after the accident, to determine liability and to proceed accordingly. If you have no attorney in mind, we advise you to consult with the seasoned Bike Accident Attorneys in Pittsburgh and schedule your free initial consultation today. Do not be afraid to give SSF Law Firm a call; it is completely free and you will not have any legal obligations after the consultation.