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Spinal Cord Injury After Bicycle Accident

If Your Spine Was Injured in a California Bike Accident, Our Agoura Hills Bicycle Accident Legal Team Is Ready to Hear From You

If you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury after a bicycle accident in Southern California, the bike accident and spinal cord injury lawyers at the Halpern Law Firm are here to help. Our seasoned legal team has spent more than four combined decades helping injured bike accident victims secure the medical care they need and the monetary recovery they deserve.

While the Halpern Law Firm is a full-service personal injury law firm, our seasoned professionals are especially dedicated to helping cyclists. Founding partner Derryl Stephen Halpern is an experienced biker himself and was even awarded the bronze medal at the 1986 U.S. Olympic Festival in North Carolina. Our attorneys care about the health and rights of cyclists, and we are well-versed in cycling-related injuries. If you suffered a spinal cord injury in a Southern California bike accident, call the Halpern Law Firm today for stellar advice and representation.

Bike Riding is a Leading Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

Bike riding is a great leisure activity and can also be a healthier, cheaper alternative to driving for shorter commutes. Unfortunately, bike riding carries its share of health risks. According to a recent study, riding a bicycle is the single leading cause of sports-related spinal cord injuries reported across the United States.

According to the study, out of more than 12,000 sports-related spinal injuries among adults nationwide, a staggering 81 percent involved bike accidents. Stated differently, more than four out of five of all sports-related spinal cord injuries in the U.S. are connected to bike riding. The most common injuries were fractures to the spinal cord vertebrae, most commonly in the neck (cervical spine) but also in the middle and lower back.

Snowboarding and skiing were a distant second place, accounting for another 12 percent of spinal cord injuries in sports-related settings. Contact sports such as football and hockey accounted for a mere three percent.

Health experts noted the results of the study were unsurprising given that bike riding is more common than playing contact sports among adults. They also pointed out that while wearing a helmet can certainly help reduce the incidence of injuries caused by head trauma and brain trauma, they are less helpful in protecting against spine injuries.

A Serious Spinal Cord Injury Can Derail Your Life

The spinal cord is one of the most important structures in the human body. Damage to the spinal cord can rob the brain of its connection to the rest of the body, leading to functional limitations, paralysis, organ failure, and other long-term consequences. Depending upon the location and severity of the injury, victims of spinal cord damage may suffer from any of the following:

  • Numbness or weakness in certain limbs
  • Partial or total paralysis
  • Loss of coordination
  • Chronic pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Organ failure
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Coma
  • Death

At the Halpern Law Firm, we’ll help you and your family secure the maximum compensation available after your bike accident. If you will suffer long-term or permanent damage, we’ll make sure the responsible parties pay for the harm they have caused.

Our California Spine Injury Legal Team is Ready to Help You Today

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury caused by someone else’s negligence in Southern California, the zealous and skillful bike accident legal team at the Halpern Law Firm is here to help. We fight to get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us at (818) 785-5999 today for a Free No-Risk Confidential Consultation. These cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t be charged any attorney’s fees unless we win.

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