Woman Suffers Traumatic Head Injury After Bicycle Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 25-year-old woman from New Paltz, New York, who was severely injured in a
bicycle accident almost two months ago, has woke up and spoken after being in a medically
induced coma. On September 11 an SUV struck her from behind, throwing
her off her bicycle and into a wooded area. Despite the fact that the
victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was raced
to the hospital with severe fractures and a neck injury. She was put in
a medically induced coma to help reduce brain swelling. The victim is
now working on her speech and communication while undergoing physical therapy.
It is estimated that there are over 65,000 pedestrian injuries reported
each year. Bicycles provide transportation for many pedestrians as well
as exercise and leisure activities. It is always wise to pay attention
to whatever surface you may be biking on. Many cities offer parks and
trails but without proper upkeep those can crack and also be dangerous.
If you are biking alongside the road, remember to bike with the flow of
traffic and be attentive to another motorist. Wear reflective clothing
at night and neon or fluorescent colors during the day which will help
oncoming motorist see you and most importantly, always wear a helmet!
Bicycle accidents can range from minor to traumatic but in any scenario,
it is essential to contact a personal injury attorney. An experienced
attorney can help the victim seek proper compensation for injuries due
to the accident.
The St. Louis-based attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, work closely
with their clients to achieve a proper case settlement. Our team recognizes
that accidents are stressful and will communicate with our clients every
step of the way while reaching a fair settlement. If you require experienced
contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.