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 motorist, their injuries are often debilitating 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?
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 not to 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.
Attorneys 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 cyclist attorneys at Roman & Gaynor.