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Bicycle Accidents & Spleen Injuries

Spleen Injuries Caused by Bicycle Accidents

As a bicyclist, you’re at risk of sustaining serious injuries when involved in an accident. One of the most common types of serious injuries is internal organ damage, including a ruptured spleen.

This damage is often caused by an impact to the abdomen. Even if you wear a helmet and other protective gear while cycling, there is still a chance that you could suffer this very severe injury. Continue reading to learn more about spleen injuries caused by bicycle accidents and how they can be treated, read on.

Understanding Spleen Damage from Bicycle Accidents

The spleen is a small organ located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach and large intestine. It plays an important role in filtering blood and producing white blood cells which fight infection.

When someone is injured during a bicycle accident, their spleen can be damaged due to blunt force trauma or lacerations from contact with sharp objects like broken glass or metal fragments. A ruptured spleen can cause internal bleeding and shock, so it’s important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after being involved in an accident. Medical professionals know what symptoms to look out for and can address the injury sooner (if you seek immediate care).

Treating Spleen Damage from Bicycle Accidents

If the injury to your spleen is mild, rest and over-the-counter pain medications may be all that’s necessary for recovery. However, if the damage is more severe, surgery may be required to repair or remove the organ completely.

In some cases, doctors may also recommend medications such as antibiotics to reduce risks of complications associated with spleen damage, such as infection or abscess formation. If you are suffering from a ruptured spleen after being involved in a bicycle accident, it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully in order to ensure a complete recovery and avoid any long-term health issues.

Trusted & Reliable Counsel for Bicycle Accident Victims

Spleen damage caused by bicycle accidents can have serious consequences that require extensive medical treatment and time off work for recovery—not to mention expensive hospital bills. If you believe that your injuries were due to another party’s negligence or recklessness while riding your bike, then don’t hesitate to reach out for legal help from our experienced personal injury attorneys.

At Eliot Reiner, APLC, our attorneys can help you fight for fair compensation for your pain and suffering and economic damages. With proper legal representation on your side, you can make sure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions (monetarily).

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident, call Eliot Reiner, APLC (916) 778-3228 or reach out to us online to schedule a case consultation.

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