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THE PERAZZO LAW FIRM SHARES COMMON INJURIES SUFFERED BY VICTIMS OF A BICYCLE ACCIDENT
Miami bicycle accident victims may suffer a series of bodily injuries as a result of a collision with other vehicles. Below are some common bodily injuries and their short-term or long-term effects encountered by bicycle accident victims in Miami.
Bicycle riders in Miami, or in any city where motor vehicles reign, are prone to accidents and injuries. Some of these injuries may range from minor cuts or bruises to more severe injuries such as fractures and head injuries. The former can be dealt with through some gauze and antiseptic, the latter may require surgical intervention and followed-up by rehabilitation, with life altering effects. The Perazzo Law Firm knows the effect a serious bicycle accident in Miami can have on the lives of those that fall victim to the negligence of motorists, bike parts manufacturers, or general wrongdoing by third party individuals or proprietors.
There may be several reasons and causes for bicycle accidents in Miami. Most often, bicycle riders tend to follow certain guidelines when sharing avenues and streets with motor vehicles. Just like cars, bicycle riders are expected to obey certain rules and regulations, light stopping at traffic lights, riding with the flow of traffic, and avoid U-turns or reckless handling of their bicycle while riding along in traffic. Sadly, this doesn’t always happen and the results are injured bicycle riders. Motorists are very often found liable for injuries to bicycle riders. Perazzo Law knows from experience that motorists don’t often give bicycle riders the respect or consideration they deserve. After all, impact by a motorist with a bicycle can result in serious bodily injury to the rider, sometimes, even wrongful death. Perazzo Law suggests certain precautions for bicycle riders in Miami and other cities throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. See Bicycle Accidents
COMMON BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
BUMPS AND BRUISES
When a bike rider falls for whatever reason, bumps and bruises are practically inevitable, and fortunately, treating and recovering from bumps and bruises require very little time, medical attention, and money. Nevertheless, bumps on the head should never be treated lightly. Though bicycle riders are required, out of common sense, to wear helmets, not all bicycle rider do so. Thus, a bump on the head can lead to serious internal injuries that may manifest themselves with time. Perazzo Law recommends visiting your family doctor or getting a bump on the head checked-out by a healthcare practitioner to rule-out any brain trauma. With regards to minor flesh wounds, they heal quickly through proper dressing of the wound and antiseptic to prevent bacterial infection. Deeper cuts may require medical intervention if stitches are needed to seal the wound. Injuries from a bicycle accident that require medical care should be discussed with a Personal Injury lawyer as medical bills can be expensive and injuries that require stitches leave scars, which are considered permanent injuries and the person at fault for the accident may be held liable for compensation to cover medical expenses and any losses incurred by the bicycle accident.
FRACTURES AND BROKEN BONES
Bicycle riders that suffer fractures and breaks can be consider permanent injuries even though fractures heal and broken bones can be mended. However, many times, a bicycle rider that suffers a broken arm, shoulder, collarbone, leg, or any other break can experience remnants of the injury and never fully heal appropriately. No matter if the fracture involves a finger, toe, or nose, the effects can be permanent. More serious fractures and breaks can lead to a person never being able to walk again or take-part in certain sporting or recreational activities such as sports. Depending on a person's age, a broken bone can take weeks or months to fully heal. Breaks and fractures will require medical intervention and rehabilitation, which will most likely reach the tenths of thousands in dollars in medical costs. If a bike rider has been hurt in accident that includes a motor vehicle an insurance claim can be filed to help cover the costs of medical treatment. Perazzo Law urges bike accident victims that have suffered fractures or broken bones to contact our Miami or North Miami Beach offices ONLINE or CALL 888-PERAZZO for a FREE initial consultation to discuss their case. Our entire legal staff is fully dedicated to fighting for our clients rights and making sure that they receive just compensation for their bicycle accident injuries and losses.
When a bicycle rider suffers wrongful death due to an accident which involves a motor vehicle, the effects on family and friends can be devastating. If a bicycle rider is hit by a truck or a car travelling at high speeds, the accident will most often end in tragedy, with injuries that go beyond any immediate medical attention. In most wrongful death accident cases, head and thorax trauma is too severe and the bicycle rider’s life cannot be saved. In wrongful death accident cases, Perazzo Law knows that proving fault is vital to obtaining compensation for the family of the wrongful death accident victim. See Wrongful Death Accidents.
If you, a friend, or relative has been involved in a bicycle accident that may have a motorist or other individual at fault for any injuries or losses sustained as a result of the accident, the Perazzo Law Firm suggests contacting our Miami or North Miami Beach law offices ONLINE or CALL 888-PERAZZO for a FREE initial consultation to discuss their case and check whether there are grounds for an insurance claim for compensation. At Perazzo Law, we offer our personal injury clients NO WIN, NO FEE legal representation.
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