Any collision with a car or truck can cause serious injuries to a cyclist. The greatest risk in a car on bicycle accident — or any type of bike or pedestrian accident — is the risk of a head injury. Cyclists are at a particular risk of head injury when involved in accidents, even when wearing a helmet.
Head injuries are often life-changing. We strongly encourage bicyclists to always wear their helmets. In particular, children who are injured while riding their bike can face a lifetime of complications from their injuries.
At Berger and Green, we understand the devastating impact a head injury can have on you and your family. We also understand the complications that can arise when working with insurance companies to recover medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering for victims of car versus bicycle accidents. We work diligently to secure maximum compensation for our clients who suffer serious injuries, including head injuries, from bicycle accidents.
Do You Have a Head Injury?
A head injury may be difficult to detect immediately following your bike accident. Some common symptoms of head injuries include:
- Dizziness and disorientation
- Sudden personality changes and mood swings
- Sleep issues
- Problems with memory
These symptoms may indicate a more serious head injury such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a concussion. It is critical to seek medical treatment following a bicycle accident, especially if your head hit the ground or any other foreign object, or if you lost consciousness.
For a free consultation with one of our Pittsburgh lawyers about your cycling accident, call (412) 661-1400 or contact us by e-mail. We handle all accident claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorneys’ fees or costs to us unless we recover compensation for you. Berger and Green offers free home and hospital visits.