Even with proper safety gear, bicyclists can still suffer painful, debilitating injuries due to the negligence and inattention of other drivers on the road. After seeking proper medical treatment, contact the experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorneys at Warshafsky Law to get the compensation you deserve and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Call us today for a free consultation.
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Don’t delay seeking medical and legal help after an accident
The type and severity of sustained injuries depends on a number of factors, including the type and place of impact, the speed of all involved parties, and the condition of the road. Common bicycling injuries include:
1. Head trauma
Unfortunately, head and neck injuries are the most common—and most serious—type of injury following an accident. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to temporary or permanent disabilities and need to be immediately treated by a medical professional. Head injuries account for 60% of all cycling deaths. Wearing a helmet can reduce the chance of serious brain injury by over 80%.
2. Broken bones
Broken legs, hips, collarbones and multiple breaks are not uncommon and can lead to extensive rehabilitation and extremely expensive medical bills. Even after treatment, like a cast or crutches, broken bones can have lasting negative effects.
3. Nerve damage
Nerve damage often becomes a chronic pain and requires years of physical therapy to manage. Depending on which nerve is damaged, the pain can range from a distracting tingling in your hands and feet to gripping pain throughout your entire body.
In some cases, the injured cyclist can suffer paralysis. Losing muscle function has life-long consequences and in rare cases can lead to death. Most commonly caused by damage to the nervous system, especially the spinal cord, the complications of paralysis require extensive management and monitoring.
Milwaukee personal injury lawyers fight for your rights after a cycling accident
It’s critical to seek proper medical attention immediately following an accident, even if you feel fine. Once you’ve been treated, request a copy of your medical record—in a lawsuit, this is evidence of your injuries. Then, as soon as possible, contact the bicycle accident lawyers Milwaukee trusts to get the maximum compensation. If you have been injured by a municipal or commercial vehicle, Warshafsky's team of Wisconsin truck accident attorneys will tirelessly fight for your settlement.
Even if you think you don’t have a chance because it was a hit-and-run accident or the driver doesn’t have insurance, schedule a free consultation with our experienced personal injury attorneys. We’ll send investigators to the scene of the crash right away to photograph, gather evidence, and talk to witnesses.