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Types Of Injuries


There are many different types of injuries that people suffer in a bike accident. Generally speaking, the types of injuries and seriousness of the injuries are a reflection of the level of impact that the cyclist experiences in the collision or accident. The most serious types of bike accidents involving motor vehicles are fatalities and serious permanent injuries.

At EB Cycling Law we have seen many types bicycle injuries and find that most injuries fall into a few different categories. Most bicycle accidents involve fractures, head injuries or soft tissue injuries or some combination thereof. The most common areas of the body that suffer injuries are the arms and legs, followed by the head, face, abdomen, and neck. Soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal trauma are the most common injuries suffered by cyclists. However, approximately 40% of bicycling accidents handled by EB Cycling Law involve head injuries.

Detailed descriptions of the different types of cases we handle at EB Cycling Law are described below. You can click on each one of the injuries below to learn more about the types of injuries that we most commonly see at our firm. We provide you a description of the type of injury, the symptoms you experience from that injury, how the injury is diagnosed and the treatment for that type of bicycle injury.

These are the most common injuries we see riders suffer from after a cycling accident:

Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Fractured clavicle
  • Torn ligaments in the shoulder
  • Broken arm/wrist
  • Pelvic fracture
  • Leg fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Head injuries

  • Concussion
  • Cerebral contusion
  • Intracranial hematoma
  • Skull fracture
  • Diffuse axonal injury (DAI)

Chest injuries

  • Fractured ribs
  • Punctured lung
  • Pulmonary contusion
  • Myocardial contusion
  • Flail chest

Face/eye injuries

  • Facial fractures
  • Dental fractures
  • Corneal foreign bodies
  • Orbital blowout fractures
  • Dislocated jaw

Soft tissue injuries

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Whiplash
  • Skin abrasions
  • Contusions
  • Lacerations



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