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Serious Injuries Caused by a Bike-Vehicle Accident Can Be Devastating

Bicycling is a fun, inexpensive, and environmentally beneficial way to get around Tennessee. But the risk of suffering catastrophic injuries is all too real. Without the 3,000-pound protective metal and fiberglass frame of a car or other vehicle, bicyclists are vulnerable to serious trauma—including death. Being involved in any kind of vehicle accident can be life-changing, and a bicycle-vehicle accident can be even more devastating.

Potential Injuries for Bicyclists

Bicycling is a fun, inexpensive, and environmentally beneficial way to get around Tennessee. But the risk of suffering catastrophic injuries is all too real. Without the 3,000-pound protective metal and fiberglass frame of a car or other vehicle, bicyclists are vulnerable to serious trauma—including death. Being involved in any kind of vehicle accident can be life-changing, and a bicycle-vehicle accident can be even more devastating.

Skin injuries

These include road rash, lacerations, and bruises.

Head and facial injuries

Skull fractures, concussions, traumatic brain injury, contusions, and dental injuries are common in bike crashes.

Musculoskeletal injuries

Bone fractures, dislocations, sprains, tears, and strains may be minor or severe.

Chest and abdominal injuries

These may include rib fractures, organ damage, and other internal injuries.

Bicyclists should always seek medical treatment after a crash, even if their injuries don’t initially seem severe.

Causes of Vehicle-Bicycle Accidents

Even when bicyclists are careful and follow the rules of the road, accidents can happen—especially in high-traffic areas. Sometimes drivers simply don’t notice bicycles, particularly at intersections. Other frequent causes of bicycle accidents include the following, which can occur because of negligence on the part of the driver:

  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving aggressively
  • Poor road conditions because of weather
  • Bad visibility after dark

Why You Need a Bicycle Accident Attorney

A bicycle crash can cause life-changing physical, psychological, and economic injuries to victims. If you were hit by a car while riding on your bicycle, you need an attorney to help you recover the full amount of damages you have suffered

Were You Injured in a Tennessee Motorcycle Accident?

There’s no need to suffer alone due to someone else’s negligence. The experienced legal team at Weir & Kestner Injury Attorneys focuses on providing the best possible representation to victims of motorcycle accidents. Contact us online or call our office directly at 615.220.4180 to schedule your free consultation. We’ll arrange a time to meet with you at one of our offices in SmyrnaNashvilleMurfreesboro or Chattanooga—whichever location is most convenient for you.

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