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Bicycle Injuries and Statistics

By Jimmy Doan  Sep. 22, 2010 2:18p

Have you or a loved one been involved in a bicycle accident and sustained injuries? If so, it is crucial to obtain representation from a Houston bicycle accident attorney. On the road, a bicyclist is no match against thousands of pounds of steel. Where a collision does occur, the injuries sustained by the bicyclist can be extensive and they can be permanent.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • 630 bicyclists died on US roads in 2009
  • Bicyclist deaths represented 2% of all traffic fatalities
  • 51,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic in 2009
  • In 2008, 69% of fatal crashes were typically urban and 64% were at intersections

Bicycle Injuries affect children more than any other age group. Per statistics from the Children's Safety Network in 2005, 44% of bike injuries occurred in adolescents age 5-20. In that same year, youth from ages 0-20 accounted for 23.4 % of bicycle fatalities.

Most Commonly Sustained Bicycle Injuries

The most common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents are head injuries, yet in addition often include:

  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Damage to the internal organs
  • Bruises
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Facial trauma

Getting the Legal Assistance That You Need

Each case has several aspects that will need to be thoroughly examined and evaluated by an experienced personal injury attorney familiar with bicycle accidents and the laws pertaining to them. At the Doan Law Firm we can go over the details of your accident, inform you of your legal rights, and help you prepare a defense that can help maximize the chances of your receiving the compensation you deserve. Your first consultation is free, and you pay no legal fees unless you receive a settlement.

Contact a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer from our firm for a free consultation today if you have been injured in a bicycle accident and we will review the details of your case.

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