December 12, 2017 | Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury if they are involved in a crash. Their bodies often have little more than thin clothing to protect them—and it usually doesn’t protect much. One common piece of safety equipment that bicyclists rely upon is a helmet. Bicyclists wear helmets to protect their heads, neck, and face should an impact occur. However, a bicyclist should never have a false sense of security when it comes to wearing a helmet, as even federally-approved helmets only prevent injuries a certain percentage of the time.
In many crashes, a bicyclist may go flying forward from her bike, either landing face-first on the ground or on another vehicle. There is usually very little a bicyclist can do to avoid injuries to her face and head in this situation, as the impact is often too sudden or severe for her to break the fall with her arms. For this reason, many bicyclists can sustain the following injuries:
Any of the above injuries can result in extensive medical expenses and can change your life for an extended period of time. After a crash, once you have been properly treated for your injuries, you should always discuss the possibility of seeking compensation for your losses with a skilled Indianapolis bicycle accident lawyer.
At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many bicycle accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled, it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney handling your case. Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or in your home. Call Merry Fountain anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.