Injuries to the back and neck may be less apparent than other traumatically induced bike injuries, but back and neck injuries stemming from bicycle accidents are a common type of injury sustained when bicyclists are struck by vehicles or are forced to make rapid maneuvers in an attempt to avoid a collision due to a driver’s negligence. These types of injuries can be painful and require surgery in order to correct the damage done to the body. In some cases, the injured person may never heal.
Spinal injuries in bike crashes
Some bicyclists sustain herniated discs or compression fractures to their cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine in bike crashes. These back and neck injuries such as: sprains, strains, nerve damage, whiplash, slipped discs, herniations or sciatica commonly require medical care from specialists such as neurosurgeons or orthopedists. Appointments with specialists can cost a lot of money and the treatment that may be suggested only adds to the financial burden of caring for the injury.
Medical treatment for back and neck injuries sustained by bicyclists
Unfortunately, many back and neck injuries sustained by bicyclists require costly physical therapy sessions, injections and even surgeries to improve the individual’s level of functioning and reduce pain. While the upfront expense can be significant, these expenses can be recovered from an at-fault driver’s insurance company in the form of an insurance claim or lawsuit. Due to the fact that many bicyclists are injured at a young age, a claim for future pain and medical expenses may also be included as part of a recovery.
Legal advocates conveying the significance of a bicycle injury to decision makers
If you are a bicyclist who was suffered injuries to your back or neck in a collision, the team at Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers would honor the opportunity to discuss your legal options with you. We can advise you of your rights and may be able to direct you to some of the most experienced doctors who have treated people with similar injuries.
These cases require a proactive approach to successfully resolve with a driver’s insurance company. We are ready to get to work on your case immediately. Call our office to arrange an appointment or even if you are just interested in hearing an assessment of your case from a bike injury attorney who has recovered millions for riders like you.
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