While riding a bicycle is a fun and exciting sport, it can also result in significant injuries. One of the most common and serious New York City bicycle injuries is traumatic brain injury. The steps that are taken immediately following a bicycle accident resulting in brain injuries are very important.
The following three important steps should be taken in order to prevent or minimize additional injuries:
- Move the victim away from traffic. If the individual is conscious and able to stand up, gently guide him or her away from traffic and to safety. You should then call 911 as soon as possible.
- Ask the victim questions to examine the extent of their overall injuries. Asking questions will guide you as to how severe their head injury is. You should ask simple questions such as: Can you see me clearly? Do I look blurry to you? Can you take a deep breath? Does your head hurt?
- Check for head injuries. The majority of serious head injuries do not have visible symptoms or signs. As such, even a victim who may appear to be fine may have still incurred head injuries. Some signs of a possible head injury is a dented or cracked helmet, dizziness, unconsciousness, or blurred speech. If you suspect the bicycle accident victim has sustained head injuries, you should call for immediate help.
Call an Experienced New York City Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, call the NYC bike accident lawyers at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. as you may be entitled to compensation.
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