Broken Bones from a Bicycle Accident

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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. Many bicycle-car collisions are caused by inattentive or reckless drivers. The victims of these collisions have every right to pursue compensation for their injuries and other damages.

Our experienced bicycle accident injury lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can help victims reach a settlement with the liable party that will cover the costs of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain & suffering
  • Other damages

If you've suffered injuries from a bicycle accident and need help getting what you need for recovery, call us at (800) 900-0863, and we'll provide you with a case evaluation, free of charge.

Get the Facts on Broken Bone Injuries

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were around 38,000 bicyclist injuries nationwide in 2011. This is a significant improvement from 1995 which saw 61,000 bicyclist injuries. Safety awareness and the introduction of bicycle-friendly infrastructure into more and more neighborhoods are dramatically reducing the number of bike accident injuries that occur each year; 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.

What to Expect from a Broken Bone Case

Unlike a motorist who has multiple barriers surrounding him or her for protection, a bicyclist is vulnerable to external forces. Only a helmet covers the head while the rest of the body is left 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 to be relatively minor injuries, but they can also be quite serious and have long-lasting impacts on victims. Even one broken bone may put a victim out of commission for an extensive period of time, let alone multiple bone fractures.

Some of the most common bone fractures caused by bicycle accidents include:

  • Hip / pelvis fractures
  • Broken leg
  • Broken arm and / or wrist

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 the following issues for an extended period of time:

  • Chronic pain
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement

Putting Your Life Back on Track

For individuals who have been devastated by a bone injury, it is important to get in touch with the right bike accident attorney before filing an injury claim. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, we are confident we fit the bill. With more than 100 years of combined experience under our belt, we know how to deal with difficult 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 Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP today.

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