San Diego Bicycle Accident Broken Bone Attorneys
Broken Bones & Fractures as a Result of a Bike Accidents
Cycling is a fantastic sport, good for your health and happiness, and beneficial to the environment, but it comes with a degree of risk. Many cyclists believe that it is not a matter of whether they will crash, but when. Fractures are among the most common bicycle accident injuries. Bikers lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, and bones are often broken by the impact when a car hits a bicycle or when the cyclist is thrown off the bicycle, hitting the roadbed or other object.
Broken bones are a serious matter, and some types of fractures will require surgery to repair. If your bones were broken in a bike accident caused by another person’s negligent act, whether in a dooring accident or impact with a vehicle, our legal team at Jurewitz Law Group can help you seek compensation. When we represent you in a bicycle accident claim, you pay us no fees until we obtain a recovery for you.
What Are Some Common Fractures Resulting from Bicycle Accidents?
Because of the nature of cycling, certain bones are most frequently broken in bike accidents, including the following:
- Clavicle (collarbone): Broken clavicles are so common in cycling that some consider this injury to be almost a given in those engaged in the sport. The reason these injuries are so common is the tendency to extend the arms to break a fall.
- Hand and wrist bones: These injuries are common for the same reason broken collar bones are common – the natural tendency of humans to extend the arms to break a fall. Scaphoid fractures (breaks in the small bones of the wrist) are caused when the hands and wrists absorb the force of impact of the fall.
- Hip bones: In broadside collisions (common at intersections) a vehicle can collide directly with biker’s hip. Another scenario is when the cyclist is ejected from the bike and pelvis hits the pavement when the body impacts the road surface.
- Skull: As stated in an article published by American Family Physician, 22% to 47% of injured bicyclists suffer head injuries, often in collisions with motor vehicles. Traumatic brain injury typically accompanies skull fractures.
Legal Help for Bicycle Accident Broken Bone Injuries in San Diego
Fractured bones may require surgery to resolve. A broken bone will prevent you engaging in your normal life activities, and lead missing time at work while you heal. You have a right to pursue compensation from the negligent party in cases in which another person was responsible for what occurred.
Our San Diego bicycle accident lawyers at Jurewitz Law Group can handle your claim and deal with insurance companies while you recover from your injuries. We have the knowledge and skills to handle all types of bicycle accident claims, and we have a history of success in personal injury cases. Contact us to schedule a consultation. If you are unable to come to us, we can meet with you at your location. Jurewitz Law Group can be reached at (888) 233-5020.
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Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.