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Bike injuries can throw you off your game.
Call our office today. Let us advocate for you.

888-30BIKELAW (888-302-4535)

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Open head injuries due to bike accidents

Whenever you ride your bike near moving vehicles, you face the risk of a serious accident. Even if you pay close attention to your safety and accident prevention, a careless driver could slam into you, leaving you with significant injuries. For example, someone who drives drunk or speeds around a sharp turn could fail to see you riding your bike.

If you become involved in a bike accident, you might suffer a number of different injuries, such as an open head injury. It is pivotal to identify and respond to an open head injury correctly.

An overview of open head injuries

According to MedlinePlus, you could sustain an open head injury if you become involved in a traffic accident while riding your bike. An open head injury, also known as a penetrating head injury, involves an object breaking the skull and entering the brain. For example, you could suffer such an injury if you go through a vehicle’s windshield during a collision or become struck by an object during a bike accident.

Open head injuries occur more often when vehicles travel at faster speeds, and you are especially vulnerable as a bicyclist.

The impact of a head injury after a bike accident

A head injury could shatter many aspects of your life, whether you cannot walk, return to work or enjoy your hobbies. Brain injuries can also impact relationships and you may not realize the full extent of damage right away. If you suffer an open head injury in a bike accident, it is pivotal to focus on all facets of your recovery.

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