Bicycle riding is a very popular type of recreation and sport among many individuals. Different age groups can enjoy riding a bike. Unfortunately, like any other physical activity, it requires risk. For one, accidents can happen and this is usually the result of the injury.
If you or your loved one was injured due to a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation, especially if the injury caused by the negligence of others. However, if the accident was the fault of your own, you will not be able to sue for damages.
Head injury –
It can be limited to minor injuries, such as bumps, scratches, cuts or bruises; however, it can also involve more serious injuries, such as fractures of the skull which can cause brain injury. Wearing a proper helmet can provide protection for reducing the severity of the injury.
Brain damage –
This is a very common type of injury resulting from a bicycle accident. You can suffer mild brain injuries, such as concussions. Unfortunately, you also can suffer a traumatic brain injury that can be fatal.
This type of injury can cause devastating and life-changing consequences, such as amnesia, a decrease in body function or permanent disability. This injury is usually the result of accidents involving speed, negligence and carelessness.