The type and severity of injuries that a cyclist involved in a crash will sustain depend on many factors, including the angle at which the cyclist is hit, whether or not the cyclist is wearing a helmet at the time of impact, and the speed at which the vehicle is traveling–the faster the vehicle is traveling at the time of impact, the more force involved in the accident, and the greater the degree of damages. Common types of injuries from bicycle accidents include:
- Head, neck, face, and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries, including spinal cord injuries
- Bone fracture injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash and other external injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Psychological injuries, including the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in some cases
Injuries like the ones above don’t just cause physical and psychological harm, but also economic losses, too. Hospital bills to treat the above injury types can be oppressive, and a cyclist who is seriously injured in a crash will likely suffer lost wages, too.
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Bicycle accidents are almost always preventable and occur because one of the parties involved in the crash acts negligently. Examples of driver negligence that can lead to a bicycle crash include failing to look before changing lanes, speeding, running a red light, making a right-hand turn into a cyclist traveling straight through an intersection, driving while intoxicated, driving while impaired, and more.
If you have been in a crash and believe that the driver involved was to blame, our lawyers can help. We will immediately open an investigation into your crash that seeks to determine the cause of your collision and prove fault. As part of our investigatory process, we can hire experts, such as accident reconstruction experts, to analyze your case, too. Our job is to prove that the other driver’s negligence was the proximate cause of your crash, calculate and prove your damages, and negotiate to get you the settlement that you deserve.
Call Our Rutland, VT Bicycle Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been in a bicycle accident in Rutland, please reach out to our Rutland, VT bicycle accident lawyers at the office of Larson Injury Law today for your free consultation. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, can front the costs associated with your claim, and will never charge for an initial consultation. We have years of experience and a track record of success. Call us today to learn more about how we can serve you.