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Milwaukee bike accident attorneys, concussions, bicycle accidents, traumatic brain injuries, 
bicycle accident statisticsBicycling is a great way for people to get exercise while traveling, whether riders are doing so for recreation or commuting to work on a daily basis. However, bicyclists are at risk when they share the road with cars, trucks, and other vehicles— bicycle accidents are likely to result in serious injuries for bike riders.

Bike Accident Statistics

As more and more people travel on Wisconsin’s roads via bicycle, improvements have been made with the intent of increasing safety for bicyclists. While the number of injuries has decreased over the past few decades, there are still around 1,000 bicycle accidents in Wisconsin every year, and nearly every accident results in a bicyclist being injured or killed. In fact, in 2016, a bicycle accident resulted in the injury or death of a cyclist every 10.2 hours.

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rear-end car accidents, rear-end crashes, whiplash, brain injuries, Milwaukee auto wreck attorneysBeing hit by another car from behind is a common type of car accident. Often, these accidents are caused by speeding or inattentive drivers.

According to 2014 data, rear-end crashes account for about one-third of all car accidents. In that year, there were almost 2 million rear-end accidents reported. Of those accidents, about 2,000 were fatal. Moreover, 522,000 of these accidents lead to bodily injury.

Is Fault Already Determined?

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Milwaukee car accident attorneys, traumatic brain injuriesSeveral types of injuries can arise from a car accident and include broken bones, sprains, and lacerations. Additionally, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can also occur.

What is a TBI?

The brain is one of the body’s most complex organs, and it is especially vulnerable to injury. A TBI is sustained when the head is hit or quickly jerked. In the context of car accidents, a TBI can be sustained through whiplash or through an object striking the head.

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