What are the most common types of severe injuries when a driver hits a bike rider? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

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.