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What to do in the aftermath of a bike accident

Even the most careful bicyclists can find themselves in trouble when something unexpected happens, and in a bicycle-friendly state such as Montana, bike accidents are an unfortunate, but regular reality. The steps you take immediately following a bike crash can have a tremendous impact on your wellbeing, and there are certain measures you should always take to reduce your risk of suffering a serious, potentially life-changing injury on your bike. At the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colston, we have seen firsthand the catastrophic injuries that often result from bike crashes, and we have helped many clients who suffered injury because of someone else’s negligence work toward getting back on their feet.

According to Bicycling.com, one of the first things you should do after a bike accident is try and get a sense of the severity of your injuries. If you are bleeding heavily, avoid trying to apply a tourniquet yourself. Instead, prioritize getting immediate medical attention and apply pressure on your wounds while you wait for medical professionals.

You should also try and get a sense of whether you might have injured your spine in some way during your bike crash. If you can move your fingers and toes easily, this is a good sign. If you cannot, or if you feel discomfort, or a “pins and needles” feeling upon doing so, seek medical attention immediately. Spinal cord injuries can prove completely debilitating and even fatal, so leave nothing to chance if you suspect you may have one.

If, during your bike accident, you were thrown over the handlebars, you should also check for abdominal injuries. Using a hand, feel around your belly and apply light pressure. If any area feels too soft or too hard, this could signal trouble, so again, seek prompt medical attention. Find more about bike crashes on our web page.

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