Bicycle Injuries

Bicycle riding remains a favorite pastime for all ages. It’s great for getting or staying active. It’s a low-impact activity that builds muscle and cardiovascular health. It improves mood and reduces anxiety.

Bicycling boomed during the pandemic of 2020. People for Bikes found bicycling was the most popular form of recreation last May, with 10% of adults reporting they had gone for a ride for the first time in years.

Bicycling is also becoming a major mode of transportation for people. Cities across the country have worked to make their streets safe and accommodating for bikers going to work, shopping, or enjoying a recreational ride. 

While laws exist to ensure motorists share the road with bicycle riders, many cyclists worry about their safety during their ride. Tennessee reported 317 bicycle accidents that resulted in personal injury, and 12 people died in bicycle accidents.

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Common causes of bicycle accidents include being struck by a vehicle making a right turn, being brushed by a passing car or truck, or hitting an open door of a parked vehicle. Injuries can range from cuts and bruises to life-threatening and life-limiting injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or amputations.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may have a right to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and loss of quality of life. Attorney Philip D. Burnett of Burnett Law in Crossville can review the circumstances of your bicycle crash and help you get justice for losses.

Sources:

https://www.peopleforbikes.org/news/how-bicycling-changed-during-a-pandemic
https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/safety/documents/Bicyclists.pdf