A person on a bicycle enjoys none of the physical protections offered by a car or truck. Even the best bike helmet can only do so much.
Consequently, when a driver collides with a bike rider, the bicyclist is at danger for suffering some or all of the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Facial injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Disc fractures and herniations
- Broken bones
- Bruises, cuts and scrapes (i.e., road rash)
When a driver inflicts such injuries, a bike rider can partner with a North Carolina personal injury lawyer to file insurance claims or pursue a civil lawsuit.