Bicyclists are in a dangerous position. They are entitled to the same rights and
privileges as automobiles on the road, yet they face a far greater risk
of getting into an accident. And, because bicyclists are not as protected
as other motorists, their injuries are often
catastrophic and sometimes fatal.
If you were involved in a cycling accident, there may be a long road of
recovery ahead of you. Cyclists who are injured in accidents struggle
not only physically, but mentally as well. Most people injured in bicycle
accidents are avid cyclers. Cycling may be the way they get to and from
work, exercise, and spend their free time. The hole left by not being
able to cycle is deeply felt.
What happens next?
Recovering From a Bicycle Accident
The first step a recovering bicyclist should take is to
learn about their injury- extensively. By understanding the injury, a cyclist can better understand
how it is affecting them physically as well as mentally and emotionally.
Target how specifically your injury has impaired you, and go from there.
Find a good doctor or physical therapist. When it comes to building a support network to aid in your recovery,
a good physician you can trust is essential. If you do not already have
a family doctor you go to, get recommendations from friends or family.
A good doctor should always have your best interests in mind when guiding
you through the rehabilitation process.
It may be difficult, but another way to ensure a quicker recovery from
a bicycle accident is to
not get back on your bicycle until your doctor gives you clearance. Putting your body through rigorous exercise before it is fully healed
can result in re-injury and a much longer road to recovery.
Roman & Gaynor: Representing Florida Bicycle Accident Victims
Mark Roman and
Morgan Gaynor, as avid cyclists themselves, are strong advocates for the rights of bicyclists.
Motorists and bicyclists can share the road to prevent accidents by respecting
the right of way and other rules of the road. If you were injured in a
cycling accident because of another party's negligent or wrongful
actions, contact the Clearwater bicycle accident attorneys at Roman &
Gaynor. Your intial consultation is free of charge and obligation.