Bicycle Accidents: Head Injuries Increasing Due to Share Programs

Unfortunately, head injuries and/or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) require extensive therapy and rehabilitation, which can be incredibly costly.Bicycle accident

TBI victims can encounter difficulties with the following:

  • Behavior
  • Judgment
  • Depression
  • Speaking
  • Disorientation
  • Balance and concentration
  • Seizures
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive functions

Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated one fifth of brain injuries are fatal.

This is why it is troubling when we read about bicycle accidents involving brain and head injuries. Many times, people can reduce the extent of brain and head injuries simply by wearing helmets.

Unfortunately, earlier this year, the Washington Post reported that in cities with bike sharing programs, there appears to be a 14 percent greater risk of head injuries to cyclists. In cities with sharing programs, the number of cyclists wearing helmets is low.

One study found that only 19.2 percent of cyclists in bike sharing programs wore helmets, compared to 51.4 percent of other riders on the road.

How Do I Contact an Attorney about a Bicycle Accident?

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, you need to contact our office immediately. Bicycling is becoming an incredibly popular form of transportation, especially in larger metro-areas, like Nashville, with heavy traffic.

Reckless, negligent and distracted driving can lead to serious injuries for cyclists. Call our Nashville law firm by phone at (615) 690-2080 today to schedule a consultation if you have been affected by a bicycle accident and/or have suffered a head injury.

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” – Proverbs 18:10

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/06/12/cities-with-bike-share-programs-see-rise-in-cyclist-head-injuries/