Piazza, Simmons, & Grant

Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers

As the weather in Connecticut starts to warm up this month, it is a safe bet that you will start to see more and more bicyclists on the road. If you are one of the thousands of people in and around the Stamford area who bicycle for exercise, to get around, for recreation, or a combination of the three, you are likely looking forward to getting back on your bike. Unfortunately doing so will also expose you to a risk of serious injury.

Bicyclists are completely exposed to the elements and can easily be through from their bikes in the event of an accident. This is true even if their accident is the result of a defect in the road or a problem with their bike. Some of the more common injuries that bicyclists can sustain in accidents include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Contusions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocations

In serious cases, bicyclists who sustain these and other injuries require long-term hospitalization and may be left with medical issues that do not resolve. Consequently, it is very important for bicyclists who are injured in accidents to protect their rights by retaining an attorney as soon as they can.

Tips to Stay Safe on Your Bicycle this Spring

There are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of involvement in an accident when you get back out on the road this spring. Some of these include the following:

  • Double check your bike’s condition, as storage can result in serious issues. Check all components, including your tires, chain, shifters, derailleurs, and brakes.
  • Make sure to ride with appropriate safety gear, including gloves and a helmet.
  • Avoid high traffic areas, especially as you get used to riding again.
  • If you ride at night, be sure to wear reflective clothing and have a headlamp and taillight on your bike.

Contact Piazza, Grant & Simmons Today to Speak with an Experienced Stamford Personal Injury Lawyer

Bicycle accidents have the potential to leave victims with extremely serious injuries. To discuss your claim with a Stamford personal injury lawyer and to learn more about your options, call our office today at 203-504-5840 or contact us online.

Do you have a case?

To learn more about how the attorneys at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons, & Grant, LLC. can help you with a legal matter, contact us by calling us at 203-504-5840 or by completing the online contact form to the right.

*The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.