Bicycle accidents can result in injuries, and these injuries can result in short- or long-term complications. Besides the common minor scrapes and bruising resulting from common spills, most serious injuries result from collisions with motor vehicles, which may include fractured or broken bones; internal injuries and bleeding; facial scarring and disfigurement; skull fractures and/or brain injuries (some resulting in coma, either temporary or permanent); spinal cord injuries (some resulting in temporary or permanent paralysis); temporary or permanent damage to limbs (even resulting in amputation); and even death. According to 2018 statistics from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there were 857 cyclist’s deaths on our national roads. 75% of the deaths occurred in urban areas, with children ages 5 to 14 being most at risk for death and injury from these accidents. Florida is among the states that has the highest rate of bicycle accident fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, call 1-800-TellRobert now, toll-free, to consult with the Bicycle Injury Department of Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. We have over three decades of experience with bicycle injury cases, and we will evaluate your claim free of charge and advise you about your legal rights to collect compensation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.