San Jose Bicyclist Head Injury Attorney

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At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, we have worked with many clients who have suffered great losses in catastrophic bicycle accidents. We have not only provided these unfortunate victims with legal guidance, but also with compassionate care and understanding. We believe it is important for an attorney to establish personal relationships with clients rather than just purely business-oriented ones.

If you are currently enduring a difficult period in your life due to a bicycle accident and seek the assistance of a legal team that has your best interests in mind, call us today at (800) 900-0863.

Brain Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

Brain injuries are unfortunately a common result of bicycle accidents. The brain is a fragile and complex organ that is central to all vital functions of the body. Maintaining the brain's proper condition is not only essential for an individual's mental capabilities, but also for his or her physical capabilities.

If an individual suffers any form of permanent brain damage, his or her life may be altered to the point where a return to normalcy is not possible. Even basic, everyday functions such as mobility and speech can become severely limited or lost due to a head injury.

Startling Statistics

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, bicycling accounted for about 86,000 of 447,000 sports-related head injuries in 2009. Of all fatal bicycle accidents that occur annually, 75% involve head injuries. Although 85% of head injuries in cycling can be prevented by helmet use, in cases of extreme impact, not even helmets can protect victims from head injuries.

If an individual is able to recover fully from head trauma, he or she still faces consequences far down the line. An individual who has suffered a brain injury for the first time is three times more likely to suffer a (second) head injury. If the individual is unfortunate enough to suffer a second head injury, he or she is then eight times more likely to suffer a (third) head injury.

The Many Costs of a Head Injury

In the case of a minor head injury, or a concussion, the victim may recover completely in a timely fashion with relatively little costs, although he or she has to practice great caution in his or her daily activities due to the increased risk of another head injury. However, if the head trauma suffered by the victim is more serious, he or she may deal with the consequences for a lifetime. Permanent brain damage may lead to:

  • Dependence on assisted care
  • Medical equipment such as wheelchairs
  • Extensive therapy sessions
  • Continued treatment

This may cost the victim hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars, depending on the nature of the injury sustained in the accident.

Answering the Call for Help

If you have suffered a severe head injury in a bicycle accident caused by the reckless actions of another, you may feel as if you are in a hopeless, desperate situation. You are not able to work, the exorbitant medical bills keep on piling up, and the insurance company is refusing to pay you to what you are entitled.

Our experienced San Jose head injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are here to help you with your injury claim. We will work hard to obtain compensation that pays for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you want to learn more about your case and what we can do for you, call us at (800) 900-0863 for a complimentary evaluation.

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