Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety

Bicyclists are observed on roadways across the United States every day. Cycling boasts health and economic benefits. Cars are very expensive to maintain, and those who do not have to travel far are opting for the less costly mode of bicycle transportation. As the number of cyclists across the country increases, it becomes even more important to practice bicycle safety.

bicycle safetyFollowing the Rules

When riding a bicycle, you are required to follow the same rules of the road you would if driving a car. Additionally, it’s expected that you will exercise a reasonable amount of caution. If you cause an accident because you were riding on the wrong side of the road, made an abrupt turn in traffic, or ran a stop sign, then you may be found at fault be held liable for someone else’s injury.

But even bicyclists who follow the rules and ride with care can still find themselves involved in devastating accidents. Unfortunately, drivers of motorized vehicles may overlook bicyclists or behave recklessly when it comes to the safety of others. Such behavior is even worse when the accident victim is a child on a bicycle – vehicle operators are held to a higher standard of responsibility when children are involved.

Accidents Involving Bicycles

Because bicyclists are virtually unprotected, collisions are often catastrophic. An average of 705 people die each year in the United States as the result of bicycle accidents caused by cars, trucks, and buses. When these accidents are not fatal, they often result in life-altering injuries such as spinal cord and brain injuries or paralysis.

Knowledge and Experience Count

At Thurswell Law, we have a great deal of experience with Michigan accidents involving bicyclists, and we know how important it can be to receive much-needed funds for medical expenses, loss of wages, home modification, and long-term care. There is no fee unless you collect. If you or someone you love has been involved in a bicycle accident, call us at 1-866-354-5544 for a free consultation today.

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