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Common Injuries Resulting From Bicycle Accidents
May 13, 2013

The Indiana personal injury bicycle accident lawyers at Caress Law Group are experienced in helping when you or a loved one has suffered serious or deadly injuries in a bicyclbike crashe accident. You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation related to your physical injuries, emotional trauma, loss of earnings, and any relationship damage that may have been caused by the bike accident.

Most Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

The types and severity of injuries sustained in a bike crash in Indiana will depend on some of the following factors factors:

  • the type of impact;
  • whether a helmet or other protection was involved;
  • speed of the parties involved;
  • whether motor vehicles were involved; and
  • the condition of the roadway or trail (potholes, construction sites, etc.).


Sadly and unfortunately, one of the most common types of injuries resulting from a bicycle accident is a head injury. This is because, often, cyclists are thrown over their handlebars and have little control over the way they land. Of course, all Indiana bicycle riders can help prevent head injuries by wearing helmets. Head injuries can come in the form of bumps, scrapes, gashes, or even fractures of the skull, leading to a greater probability of a resulting brain injury.

Brain injuries are another common effect of a bike accident. You can suffer a somewhat minor brain injury like a concussion or the brain injury could span all the way to a very serious traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can equate to devastating results, like loss of memory, decreased bodily function, or even permanent disabilities.  Again, brain damage is more probable to occur in cases where the cyclist is not wearing a helmet or there is a high rate of speed and carelessnes involved. Caress Law Group’s personal injury bicycle accident attorneys have seen these brain injuries last a lifetime, so we ask that you wear a helmet while riding.

Spinal cord injuries. Because of the nature of exposure when we ride bikes, spinal cord injuries can result when a bicycle crash victim lands on his or her back, neck, or head with the proper amount of force. This can lead to vertebrae fractures or even paralysis.

Facial injuries. Common facial injuries resulting from bike accidents include the loss or damage of an eye, broken jaw, broken nose, chipped teeth, and extreme scarring that can last a lifetime depending on the severity.

Broken bones and fractures. The legs, arms, shoulder, back, neck, hip, and almost any other bone in the body could be at risk of suffering a fracture. Multiple bone breaks are not uncommon and could lead to extensive treatment, rehab, and recovery. Our Indianapolis bicycle attorneys have even seen the loss of arms and legs stemming from similar kinds of accidents.

Death. With no barrier or protection between you and a motorist or an object such as a tree, street, or building, the chance of suffering fatal injuries is possible. When someone you love has been the victim of wrongful death such as this, Caress Law Group may be able to help.

Compensation in a Bike Accident Claim

To get a better understanding of the value of your bicycle injury claim, please contact Caress Law Group at any time. We know the damages that you are entitled to that the insurance companies may not want you to find out about; including past medical bills, future medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, psychiatric injuries, loss of wages, and spousal loss of consortium. Our Indiana bike lawyers make it our goal to get you compensated so that you are put in the same situation you were in prior to the negligence that caused you to sustain these injuries.

At Caress Law Group, we take great pride in assisting injured Indiana bicycle users in their time of need. Because of this, we have seen a wide array of injuries ranging from minimal and temporary to severe and permanent. Please ride safe, and when you are behind the wheel of a car, be sure to check your mirrors for pedestrians and cyclists.

Feel free to call us for a free consultation at 317-341-5555 or e-mail us at lance@caresslaw.com. We look forward using our expertise in this area of Indiana law to assist you with your injury and getting you back on your feet.

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Caress Law Group’s Indiana Bicycle Lawyers are the leading Indiana personal injury attorneys who dedicate a significant portion of their law practice to representing victims of bicycle accidents. Please contact us at any time at 317-255-5400 or by clicking the "Contact Us" tab above.
We look forward to helping you on your path to recovery.