One of the great parts about living in Southern California is the ability to take advantage of the warm weather we have year round. For many, that means riding their bicycle for exercise and for pleasure. However, when you do ride your bike, safety needs to be at the top of your list. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are very common and can be deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 726 bicyclists were killed and 49,000 were seriously injured in 2012 in the US.
While you can’t control what drivers will do, it’s important to do everything you can to keep yourself safe while you are riding your bike. Following these tips will help you avoid getting into an accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500,000 Americans are treated in emergency departments for bicycle injuries each year. In addition, a pedestrian injury occurs approximately every eight minutes in the United States. While an auto accident lawyer or injury lawyer can help you get compensation after a pedestrian or cyclist injury, there are several ways that you can avoid these injuries in the first place. [Read more…]