One of the more common ways people are hurt on bicycles is through what is called a “dooring injury.” A dooring injury occurs when a driver of a car, truck, SUV, or station wagon opens their door without carefully checking to make sure no one is coming on a bicycle, or even on foot, and the bicyclists collides with the open door. If the bicyclists are traveling at a high rate of speed, the effects of this can be catastrophic in terms of the level of injuries to the bicyclist.
COMMON DOORING ACCIDENT INJURIES
Dooring injuries from a bicycle accident can be very dangerous for one’s health and lead to serious injuries, if not death in some cases. A lot of one’s injuries depend on the speed at which the bicyclist was traveling at the time of impact. The faster one was traveling, the more serious the injuries tend to be.
THE MOST COMMON INJURIES FROM THESE KINDS OF ACCIDENTS ARE:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck strains
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Broken ribs
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These injuries are normally so significant that they do not just heal on their own. Rather, they take professional medical teams to help you. Among the most common practitioners our clients see are osteopaths, physiatrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and orthopedic specialists. Sometimes your injuries will be so serious that you will need to get surgery.