Cape Coral Bicycle Crash Reinforces Importance of Helmets

by Carmen Dellutri on October 15, 2013

Florida bicycle injury lawyerA Cape Coral child suffered a serious head injury in a bicycle accident late last month. He was not wearing a helmet.

According to Wink News, the child had no obvious injuries, but complained that his head hurt. On route to the hospital, his condition deteriorated, and doctors later discovered that he had suffered several skull fractures.

As Cape Coral injury attorneys, we understand how serious head injuries can be and wish this child a full and speedy recovery. We also want to remind parents that children should wear a bicycle helmet every time they ride.

Studies show that helmets lower the risk of a head injury by 85 percent and brain injury by 88 percent.  Moreover, the majority of fatal bicycle crashes involving children (75 percent) could have been prevented with bicycle helmets.

To start good habits early, below are a few tips:

  • Make it a habit from the first time your child rides a tricycle, bike or roller skates. Be sure he or she wears a helmet every time.
  • Enforce the simple rule: “No helmet, No wheels.”
  • Explain that riding on wheels can be fun but dangerous, too, and wearing a helmet can keep children from badly hurting their head.
  • Let your child pick out the helmet so it is more likely to get worn.
  • Wear one yourself. Remember: a child is more likely to wear a helmet when you do, too.

Source: Safe Kids.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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