May 23, 2018 | Bicycle Accidents
Thousands of people in the Indianapolis area regularly ride bicycles as a means of transportation, exercise, or simply as a way to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, every time you get on your bike, you expose yourself to a risk of serious injury—including serious head injuries like concussions and skull fractures. Always wear an appropriate bicycle helmet every time you ride. This is particularly true for women, who, according to recent research, are more adversely affected by concussions.
Protecting yourself from a head injury involves much more than simply putting on any old helmet you find at the store. Consumer Reports provides the following tips to help you find the right helmet for you:
Unfortunately, you can never completely eliminate your risk of injury when riding, even with the best-fitting and highest quality gear available. Bicycle accidents can cause a number of serious injuries, including:
If you are hurt in an accident, protect your legal rights. Undergo a thorough medical evaluation, even if you think your injuries will heal on their own. Doing so will result in the creation of a medical record that you can use as evidence to establish the extent and severity of your injuries, and that the accident in which you were involved caused them.
As soon as you receive medical treatment, call a personal injury lawyer with experience in bike accident cases. Waiting to start your claim can result the loss of evidence important to your case.
Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Merry Fountain is a skilled injury advocate. If you are looking for a bicycle accident lawyer in the greater Indy area—Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Kokomo, Lebanon … she’s here to help! Call her anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878), or simply click Tell Us About Your Case for a free consultation.