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Image result for bicycle accidentDid you know that bicycling leads to more traumatic brain injuries than any sport including basketball, football, hockey and soccer? Wearing a helmet reduces penetrating head trauma and skull fractures but does it offer protection against other head injuries? Some studies have shown that it may even increase the likelihood of certain injuries like concussions.  Of course, you should continue to wear a helmet when biking.  Understand, though that helmets were never meant to prevent concussions and concussions can be very, very serious.

Concussions are not usually caused by the high impact that fractures skulls. In fact, concussions can occur from a low impact blow to the head which can also cause blood clots (hematoma) or rotation of the brain. Severe rotation can damage the axons of the brain leading to diffuse axonal injury, the leading cause of death due to bicycle traumatic brain injury.
Many apparently mild concussions also go unreported and untreated by required. A second injury may then occur which can be debilitating or even fatal. Just like a football player re-enters the game after having his “bell rung”, a cyclist may be back on her bike only a day after she strikes her head on the sidewalk or street. The risk of additional severe traumatic brain injury is greatly increased in both instances.

Studies have also shown that cyclists wearing helmets are more likely to be struck by a car as drivers tend to pass a helmeted rider more closely than one who is unprotected and assumed to be more vulnerable. A helmeted cyclist may also ignore other safety measures, such as learning how to avoid crashes, due to a false sense of security. Wearing a helmet is not the most important aspect of bicycle safety. You, as the cyclist, must actively and alertly use your best efforts to stay safe.  Some bicyclists also claim that the wind noise through the helmet reduces the ability to hear vehicles approaching from behind.

Collisions between cars and bicyclists are the leading cause of bicycle traumatic brain injury, but injuries occur in other ways, too. Objects in the road or improperly maintained roads are frequent causes.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries (“TBI”) vary greatly from mild to severe depending upon the impact force, direction, location and the extent of the affected area.
Typical symptoms of TBI include:

• Headache ranging from slight to excruciating
• Nausea and vomiting
• Dizziness
• Loss of coordination
• Disrupted sleep patterns
• Depression and mood swings
• Severe symptoms of TBI include:
• Problems with concentration or reasoning
• Blurred vision
• Severe headache
• Partial to complete loss of memory
• Seizures
• Unconsciousness or coma.

If you, or someone you know, suffered from a head injury, even one that seemed to be mild, it is crucial to seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY. Many brain injuries can be asymptomatic but can be detected through testing. When dealing with possible brain injury, it is ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry.  If you believe that the injury was due to the negligence of another person, seek the advice of an experienced brain injury attorney. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, long term medical expenses, rehabilitation and loss of income.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, call us at LAW OFFICES OF KARIM ARZADI 732-442-5900, 21-COURTLAW (212-6878529) or 800-RITELAW (800-748-3529) . When you contact our office, we will immediately set up a free, confidential appointment where you will meet an attorney who will listen to you and evaluate your case.  We have conveniently located offices in Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, Jersey City, Roselle and East Orange. We understand traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and other medical problems caused by accidents and the problems that they can cause in your daily life.  Our law firm will always work to make sure you are compensated fairly.

Whether you were a bicyclist, pedestrian, the occupant of train, or car, motorcycle, boat or any motor vehicle, or have been hurt at an amusement park or at your workplace, bitten by a dog or injured in a fall down accident, you should immediately  call us .

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