Why Bicycle Accidents Are So Dangerous to Cyclists
When a motor vehicle hits a bicyclist, the injuries are likely to be severe, catastrophic, or deadly. Unlike those in the vehicle that are surrounded by a steel and glass cage and have airbags and seatbelts, the bicyclist has virtually no protection, other than a helmet, if worn. Because of this lack of protection, the bicyclist may suffer a wide range of injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Cuts, bruises, sprains, strains
- Neck and back injuries
These injuries—particularly the more severe ones—can keep the bicyclist from returning to their place of work, therefore, preventing them from paying normal monthly expenses. The medical bills may be growing in an alarming manner, leaving the injured bicyclist feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.
Having an experienced Atlanta bicycle accident attorney from Kim Law can truly make a difference in the outcome of your bicycle accident, allowing you to heal and get the medical treatments you need while your attorney handles the legal aspects of ensuring you get a fair settlement.