Phoenix Bike Accident Bone Fracture Attorneys
Bicycle Collision Broken Bones & Fractures
If you ride a bicycle, you never want to think about getting hurt. The fact is though that a lot of people are hurt while riding their bike. Many people when hurt are seriously injured. When you think about the speed that you are riding your bike combined with an automobile hitting the biker, it makes sense that if you are hit you are likely to have a fracture or need surgery. It isn't a good thought but it's something that bicycle riders should think about.
As a cyclist you hope that motorists will always pay attention to the road and to you, but the sad truth is that they don't. And although there are efforts out in the community to change that, you've got to be ready for the harsh reality that it won't change any time soon and that your physical safety is at risk every time you get on a bicycle. Drivers, of course, are not the only problem out on the road. Lack of proper signage, road shoulders, and bike lanes are all contributors to serious injuries and accidents involving bicycle riders on the roads. However, driver inattention and negligence are still the most common precursors to the collisions that injure bicycle riders.
What Are Some Types of Bone Injuries?
Among the injuries that you are likely to sustain when you are involved in a bicycle collision are all different types of bone fractures. Bone fractures are incredibly common in bicycle collisions because your body is not protected like it is in a car. While you can still sustain bone fractures while you are riding in a car, you have the frame of the vehicle and your seatbelt to protect you. When you are on a bicycle, you have only your helmet to protect you, if you have elected to wear one. When you are hit by a vehicle, you will most likely be thrown from your bicycle and impact the ground. In addition, you'll sustain injuries caused by the impact with the vehicle. The smallest, and most benign collisions, can still cause bone fractures. Cyclists are likely to sustain fractures to the arms, legs, wrists, ankles, back, neck, face, collarbone, and pelvis most commonly, but there are also additional fractures that are possible.
If you sustain a bone fracture in a collision, you'll likely have a lengthy recovery. Bone fractures can take months to heal, if not years. If your fracture if severe enough, you may have to have surgery in order to help your body on the path to healing. Multiple fractures are also possible in the same accident. For those cyclists who sustain multiple fractures, the road to recovery can be even longer. In a large number of cases, it is impossible to work full time and maintain your recovery. This means that you will be unable to earn a living while you are healing from the injuries you sustained.
To best protect yourself after you sustain bone fractures in a collision with a motorist, it's important to visit your medical provider and consider telling your story to a skilled personal injury attorney in Phoenix. The right attorney can help you build a case, find the right doctors and therapists, and get the compensation you deserve and need for your recovery over the long term, however long your injuries may take.
The Husband and Wife Law Team is on Your Side
Injury attorneys are familiar with the laws of the road and the responsibilities of cyclists and motorists. If you have been in a biking accident involving a driver, they can advise you on whether you should take legal action and the type of compensation you should seek. Damages that an attorney might pursue in relation to bone fractures include medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Breyer Law Offices, P.C. offers free case evaluations to help you decide whether filing a lawsuit for a bone fracture in a bike accident is your best course of action after a crash. You may have a limited amount of time to file a case, so contacting these Phoenix bike collision lawyers soon is crucial. Call them today at (602) 267-1280.