Bicyclists face incredible risks when sharing public roads with passenger vehicles. Being slower, difficult to see, and lacking in protection, bicycle riders frequently suffer serious injuries during traffic accidents. Because more people are increasingly turning to bicycling as a form of recreation, exercise, and commuting, it becomes important for both riders and drivers to take reasonable measures to avoid tragic accidents.
Here are a few bicycle accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
As the numbers show, bicycle accidents have become a serious problem. Because they are often preventable, it becomes crucially important for riders and drivers to exercise caution and obey the rules of the road. Below are some helpful tips to help bicyclists and motorists avoid accidents.
At The Daspit Law Firm, we know that bicycle accidents can devastate the lives of riders and their loved ones. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident that was not your fault, you may have the right to recover your damages - including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more - by filing a personal injury claim. Our attorneys are available to discuss your case and your right to compensation.
For a free consultation, contact our firm today.
All too often, accident victims are steamrolled by insurance companies determined to minimize or deny their claims. Don't let this happen to you. Hire us to fight for the compensation you deserve.