At the office of Richard H. Kaplan, M.D., P.C., we diagnose and treat victims of bicycle accidents, with pain management programs that you on the road to recovery. We treat patients throughout the greater Philadelphia area.
According to an NHTSA, since 2015, a bicyclist is injured in a traffic crash every 7.5 minutes. There are three broad categories of issues that contribute to traffic crashes between bicyclists and pedestrians:
- motorist behavior
- non-motorist behavior
Source: Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety (nhtsa.gov)
When people on bikes get into accidents with cars, it’s traumatic. If you are the one riding the bike, what you do directly following the accident may have a big impact on the physical and emotional recovery, along with correcting damages to your bike.
It is essential that you wait for police to arrive at the accident scene so that they can take and file a police report, even if you think you are not injured. After an accident, some cyclists will feel a rush of adrenaline and do not realize they have been injured until several hours afterwards. Sometimes seemingly minor injuries later develop into serious and permanent problems.
Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries, even if they are minor. Many different type of injuries can occur and getting medical attention will document the extent of those injuries. Have several photos taken of your injuries as soon as possible after the accident.
It is extremely important that you seek a healthcare professional who will take the time to go through all your symptoms, and do a thorough examination by looking at the body parts, performing motion movements of those areas, and special testing, such as needed to accurately diagnose and document the problems.
The team at Richard H. Kaplan M.D., P.C. is your best choice for treating injuries after a bicycle accident. We specialize in identifying and treating the injuries that result from an accident, including soft tissue injuries, spinal injuries, and concussions. We work to find the underlying problem and heal the root issue, rather than treat symptoms in the moment only to have them return when the medication has worn off.