Most minor cycling injuries occur in young males unfamiliar with road safety rules and the majority of serious injuries and deaths affect adults and result from collisions with motor vehicles. Although bruises, muscle strains and broken bones are the most common injuries, head trauma accounts for most fatalities and long-term disabilities.
Immediately after an accident, it is highly advisable that you seek medical attention, even if you feel that your injuries were not serious. Usually after an accident, the body produces adrenaline, which can mask symptoms of a severe injury.
If you believe another person’s negligence contributed to your accident, you are legally entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to learn how we can help you start your no win no fee compensation claim.
The common symptoms of cycling accident injuries
Soft tissue trauma such as scratches, bruises, contusions, cuts and lacerations are among the common symptoms of cycling accident injuries. Sprains, strains, fractures, bone breaks and dislocations are also frequently observed and symptoms are characterised by pain, deformity, swelling, pain, bruising and limb immobility. These types of injuries require further investigation and management.
Head injuries are often as a result of collision with a motor vehicle, and are responsible for more than half of all cycling related disabilities and fatalities.
Wearing a proper fitting bicycle helmet can offer substantial protection in the event of an accident. Helmets should be worn correctly with the straps securely fastened. Cycling gloves can also offer added protection by improving grip and therefore better control of the bicycle. They also insulate the hands in cold weather and provide padding that helps to prevent nerve compression.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
Accident Advice Helpline is your trusted partner for professional legal advice and representation. Over the past 15 years we have successfully dealt with thousands of cycling accident claims and we are confident we can achieve the best possible outcome on your claim.
For more detailed information on the symptoms of cycling accident injuries, see a medical professional. For expert legal advice, get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our friendly advisers are available today to answer all of your questions and offer you free, no-obligation advice on your initial consultation. They will carefully assess your case based on the information you provide and let you how much your claim is worth.
To speak to an adviser, dial 0800 689 5659.