Bicycling is an increasingly popular way to get around, especially in urban areas. Unfortunately, it also comes with the risk of bicycle accidents, which can be severe and even fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 700 fatalities per year due to bicycle accidents.
Reasons for Bicycle Accidents
There are many reasons why bicyclists may be involved in an accident. Some of the most common causes include:
Poor road conditions: often caused by potholes or debris on the road surface.
Reckless or distracted driving: drivers may not be paying attention to their surroundings and may not see a cyclist until it’s too late.
Inadequate lighting: poor visibility can make it difficult for cyclists to spot hazards that could lead to an accident.
Defective parts: faulty brakes, tires, or other components can cause a bicycle accident.
Preventing Bicycle Accidents
Fortunately, there are steps that cyclists can take to reduce their risk of being involved in an accident. Wearing a helmet every time you ride is one of the simplest and most effective ways to protect yourself from serious injury should you be involved in an accident.
DM Law understands how devastating a bicycle accident can be for both the victim and their family. We have the knowledge and experience to help you get compensated for the injuries you or a loved one suffered while riding a bicycle. Contact DM Law today to schedule your free no-obligation initial consultation. Together we can work towards getting you back on track after your unfortunate incident.