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Common Injuries from Toronto Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents in Toronto can lead to very serious injuries, that can have expensive recovery periods. Head injuries and upper extremity injuries are very common. Accidents involving bicyclists against a motor vehicle are taken very seriously in the hospital, only because a person does not have the protection of being in another car when the accident occurs. A motor vehicle is several tons of metal coming up against the human body, which is very frail. Accidents can be detrimental.

The response window for bicycle accident injuries can be critical depending on the severity of the injury. If you have suffered from injuries from a bicycle accident in Toronto, you will need to work with a Toronto bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible to pursue compensation for your damages suffered.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

There is a large spectrum in terms of what constitutes a traumatic brain injury. A person can have something called a mild traumatic brain injury or a concussion that is not picked up on diagnostic imaging. These types of “minor” head injuries can have many symptoms like blurred vision, slurred speech, difficulty with memory, and extreme fatigue. However, these injuries are difficult to diagnose from the medical perspective because nothing will show up on diagnostic imaging.

MRI’s or CT scans may come back normal, but that does not change the fact that these individuals are still suffering from very severe symptoms. The other side of the spectrum is where a person has a very severe traumatic brain injury where the brain is actually visually injured. They can potentially lose capacity, lose speech, lose vision, and lose the ability to walk.

Broken Bones

There are many consequences of sustaining broken bones from a bicycle accident in Toronto. Not least of all that a person is going to be incapacitated for an extended period of time while they recover, if they recover. A person could have surgery depending on where the bone was broken. The person is going to be casted or potentially having an extended hospital stay because of the broken bone. If the injury to the bone is “intra-articular” (crossing the joints) that there is a very high probability that down the road, even if the injury heals, of the development of arthritis.

Long Term Consequences of Injuries

Head injuries and injuries from Toronto bicycle accidents that deal with mobility have the most substantial long-term consequences. Brain injuries are on the top of that list because a person’s brain cannot get better. Once a person’s brain is injured, they can rehabilitate to think differently, or teach their body to act differently, but the brain may never actually heal.

The next in terms of severity is spinal injuries that impact a person’s mobility. The spine is a very sensitive part of the body. If a person fractures their spine, or severe nerve cords, those do not grow back and those are very difficult to fix. It could result in becoming a paraplegic or quadriplegic. It is important to work with a skilled lawyer to pursue compensation after suffering Toronto bike accident injuries, as the monetary assistance can greatly help the process of recovery for a family.

Contact a Toronto Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today

If you are suffering from Toronto bicycle accident injuries, you need a lawyer in your corner to help you get the compensation that you deserve. If you do not get a lawyer and you attempt to represent yourself with the insurance company, you will likely under settle the value of the case.  You do not know the intricacies and the complications of the law and it is difficult to know what a fair result would be in the circumstances. In order to obtain compensation for your injuries, it is essential to contact a lawyer early, submit an insurance claim so that you have access to the no-fault benefits, not speak to anyone from the insurance company without help from your skilled lawyer first.


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