Common bicycle injuries vary in severity. Particular accident factors may also influence how bad injuries are in a bike crash, such as:
- The size of the vehicle that caused the bicycle accident. A collision involving a motorcycle, passenger vehicle, pick-up truck, semi-truck, tractor trailer, pedestrian, cyclist, bus or a dump truck can all result in serious bike accident injuries.
- How fast the cyclist or other vehicle was traveling at the time of impact.
- Failure to maintain roadways and guardrails, including the presence of debris, potholes or other obstructions that caused or contributed to the bicycle accident.
- The way the cyclist landed upon impact.