With a goal towards better health or a more eco-friendly life, bike riding has increased in popularity in the recent years. Common biking injuries can occur in all age groups, and often cause extended pain and suffering.
According to American Family Physician, the most common biking injuries involve the extremities followed by the face and head. All injuries can be classified as one of two types:
Acute Trauma – This type of trauma can include abrasions, lacerations, strains, and fractures. Head injuries are responsible for over 60% of bike-related deaths and a majority of long term disabilities.
Overuse Injuries – These injuries are seen in regular bike riders, often in competitive cyclists. Neck and back strain are the most common overuse injury. Ensuring that your bike seat and handlebars are adjusted correctly is one way to prevent these kinds of injuries.
If you have acute trauma due to a bicycle accident and you feel like you have been the victim of negligence, the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld are here to help. With years of experience and a well-respected reputation, we can help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact us today for more information and a free consultation.