Whether for fun, fitness, or a primary method of personal transportation, bicycling is popular with people of all ages. However you use your bicycle, you have the right to ride safely on Kansas City’s roads. When you adhere to traffic regulations and practice safe habits, you expect other motorists sharing the road will do the same. Regrettably, drivers frequently neglect to watch for cyclists, leading to accidents.
Here, we’ll discuss the three types of injuries that might happen in a Kansas City bicycle accident.
A spill off the bicycle may only leave the cyclist with short-term injuries that are painful but not debilitating, such as:
• Road Rash
• Abrasions and Contusions
• Minor burns
While embarrassing, these injuries don’t generally lead to long-term disability if you receive medical treatment immediately after the accident. If you were injured by a driver, a Kansas City bicycle accident lawyer can help you seek compensation from them.
Because bicyclists don't have the same protections as car drivers or passengers, they can experience potentially catastrophic injuries than someone in a vehicle.
• Fractures and Broken Bones, especially the limbs
• Head Injuries, including Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), range from mild concussions to severe brain damage. TBIs have long-lasting effects on cognitive and physical function.
• Facial Injuries, including lacerations, fractures of the nose or jaw, eye injuries, and dental injuries, can occur if a cyclist's face hits the ground or other objects during a crash.
• Spinal Cord Injuries can lead to life-altering disabilities such as paralysis and neurological deficiencies.
• Internal Injuries, such as organ damage or internal bleeding, requires immediate medical attention
• Soft Tissue Injuries, such as strains, sprains, or tears of muscles, ligaments and tendons
• Serious burns that leave a rider with chronic pain, scarring, and disfigurement
Injuries like these can leave a bicycle rider temporarily or permanently disabled and unable to work. If you or a loved one have experienced injuries such as these in a crash, seek help from a Kansas City bicycle accident lawyer immediately.
Emotional And Psychological Injuries
Bicycle accidents can also lead to psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety. The added trauma of a serious injury such as an amputation can leave an accident victim with long-term issues that require counseling and therapy afterward.
Popham Law—Kansas City Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Road hazards are everywhere, from bad drivers to anything else that can harm a bicyclist. If you've been injured in a bicycle accident while riding your bicycle, we’re ready to help you recover damages so you can heal.
Since 1918, The Popham Law Firm has been representing people just like you in all types of personal injury cases, including bicycle accident cases. We’ll be happy to review your case and let you know how to proceed. Contact us at (844) 243-2288 or (use our online contact form) to get started.