Symptoms of Head Injuries Following an Atlanta Bicycle Accident

Even though bicyclists have the same rights as other motorists, they are often the victims of car and bicycle crashes in Georgia and throughout the nation. In crashes involving cars, bicyclists are most likely to be injured and sustain serious injuries, such as head and brain injuries.

If you have hit your head in a bicycle accident, how do you know if you have sustained a head trauma, traumatic brain injury, or just surface lacerations? How do you know if you need to go to the hospital for a CT scan, or if you just need to go home and rest?

If you or someone you love has sustained a head or brain injury, you need to watch for certain signs. Some common symptoms include:

  • Headache

  • Vomiting

  • Loss of memory

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Bleeding

  • Visible trauma above the collarbone

  • Seizures

If you or your loved one has any of these symptoms, you need to go to the ER to have medical professionals take a look at your injuries. In fact, approximately 60,000 victims of bicycle crashes in the nation are treated for head injuries in the ER every year. Head injuries can be serious, ranging from minor to fatal injuries. Some head injuries just need to be monitored, while others may require surgery.

You need to speak with a knowledgeable Atlanta bicycle accident attorney if you have sustained any injuries, especially head and brain injuries, following a Georgia bicycle accident. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages, medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages, and more. Contact Kalka & Baer today to schedule your free legal consultation.

Also, visit our website to download your FREE copy of attorney Tony Kalka's book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash. This is a must-read for anyone dealing with the aftermath of a bicycle accident in Georgia.

Categories: Cycling Accidents