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Biking is becoming a more popular way to get around, which has led most states to make bicycle safety a top priority. These states have seen a steep decline in the rate of bicycle accidents. But not Florida. Our numbers have gone down by less than 10%. Go here to learn more about this important bicycle safety issue in Florida.
Despite these benefits, however, bicycling does have a dangerous side. Bicyclists who share the roads with cars, trucks and other motor vehicles are at risk of suffering injuries in accidents. Fortunately, bicyclists can take steps to help keep them safe.
There’s a number of accessories out there that can either prevent injury, protect you in the case of, or both. While a lot of them require a small outlay of money, in the end — your safety and protection is worth it. Learn more here about how these accessories can prevent bicycle accidents and injuries.
It’s important to know that cyclists are using the same road as you. They do it because it’s their right to do so, it’s perfectly legal, and that’s the safe place to do it. Drivers get frustrated with cyclists, but most of the time are completely unaware that they’re the ones breaking the law. Go here to learn more about your driving behaviors that may be against the law.
Cars are as much a part of the LA culture as palm trees, USC football, and bacon-wrapped hot dogs. People love their cars, and drive far more than in any other city. With an unexplained deficiency in public transit, people feel like cars are the only way to get around.
SRAM is recalling the hubs after receiving a report of a collapse in Chicago. If you purchased these hubs or wheelsets, it’s imperative that you report any injuries to the manufacturer and contact the bike shop where the wheels or hubs were purchased.
In the case of a bicycle accident, it’s not always as cut-and-dry as one would think.
We came across this video of a cycling accident that took place in London, just about a year ago. Since it’s in the UK, the roads are backwards from what we’re used to, so you’ll have to correct for that.
Watch the video of the accident, and see if you can tell who is at fault.
Obviously, bicyclists are much more vulnerable than drivers and passengers inside a motor vehicle. That helps to explain why they suffer so many injuries and deaths each year, despite the fact that trips by bicycle represent only about one percent of all travel in the country.
It’s a fact that cyclists are getting more and more hate from drivers these days. Unfortunately, most of what gets yelled at cyclists in the moments after a near-miss is absolutely, 100% incorrect. Things like…
Here at Torkzadeh Law Firm, we’re pretty excited to hear that Mobility Plan 2035 was passed by the LA Planning Commission and will make its way to the City Council. Go here to learn more about this ambitious plan that will improve safety for LA bicyclers.
No drum roll needed, folks. It's obvious that you should wear a helmet every time you get on your bicycle. Even if it's not the law, which is the case in Washington as well as many cities like Bellingham. Read up on recent crash statistics and a guide to buy the right helmet here.
Though the technology and design improves more and more with each year, bicycle helmets can't always protect bicyclists from TBI. If you've hit your head in a bike crash, know the signs and symptoms of this all too common problem, from this post by bike accident attorney Bill Coats Law in Bellingham WA.
Riding a bike offers little protection between rider and the environment. If you are on your bike and are hit by a vehicle, or your crash was caused by some factor beyond your control, you are likely dealing with a lot of injuries. In a collision between a bike and a car, the injuries a bike rider receives are almost always far worse than what the driver walks away with, especially if the cyclist’s head takes the impact of the hit. If you have a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) after a bike crash, you will likely face a lot of financial problems in addition to the strain of healing from trauma. Don’t let the stress convince you that you have no options and must go it alone. You do have options for compensation for your losses and financial trouble, and are not alone in fighting the insurance companies to get full, fair, and fast compensation after your accident. Understand your rights and legal options if you have TBI after a collision by clicking here.