May
18
2017

Lacerations and Contusions Resulting from Bicycle Accidents

Cyclist rely on their bicycles to get around, whether for leisure or as a primary means of transportation. Unfortunately for cyclists, the road and regulations that it abides by primarily belongs to drivers. Often, cyclists do not have safe, dedicated environments to move about in. The result is often bicycle accidents and serious injuries. Among the many common injuries a cyclist can endure are lacerations and contusions – both come with plenty of serious effects.

Lacerations

Lacerations are defined as a wound that is produced by the tearing of body tissue. A laceration breaks the outer skin and tears through the upper layer of body tissue. Because of how deep the laceration can be, the wound is often infected with bacteria as a result of contact. Though they are often seen as minor, a laceration can be extremely dangerous if not treated and promptly covered up. A laceration can result in a serious infection that could become life-threatening. Depending on the size of the cut, it is also common to experience critical blood loss. Lacerations can occur when a cyclist is struck by a car or when a cyclist encounters and obstacle that results in a shredding gash.

Contusions

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, only about half of cyclists actively wear helmets when cycling. While it is true that all cyclists should wear helmets to prevent serious injury, sometimes a head injury in unavoidable with a helmet. Contusions to the head could lead to severe traumatic brain injury that can affect cognitive abilities, memory, motion, and more. More than just a bruise, a contusion can severely limit movement and make it difficult or impossible to continue to get around on a bicycle.

Both injuries and lacerations can be difficult for a person. The medical bills to treat these injuries can be prohibitively expensive – this, coupled with lost wages while recovering can make for a difficult financial situation.

 

If you or someone you know was injured in a bicycle accident and have been injured with a laceration or contusion as a result, contact an injury lawyer in Birmingham who could help. Schedule your case evaluation today by contacting the law office of Salter Ferguson, LLC. today.

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