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Bicycling is not only a good form of exercise, it is a great method of transportation for various reasons. The health benefits, environmental impact, economic advantages, and flexibility are just several of the many great reasons to choose a bicycle as a primary form of transportation. Yet there is another side to bicycling that everyone should be aware of.
Bicycling can be dangerous if proper protocols are not followed. Car drivers are protected by seat belts, airbags, and steel frames, while a bicyclist is at the mercy of 2,000-pound vehicles. This makes dangers to bicyclists far more concerning. The consequences of a bike accident can range from road rash or broken bones to traumatic brain injuries and even death.
Bicycle trips make up only 1% of total trips in the United States. However, bicyclists account for over 2% of people who die in a crash involving a motor vehicle. Here are some other statistics to be aware of:
Bicycling has its dangers, so it is essential to be aware of the next steps to take in the event of an accident.
If you have been involved in a recent bicycle accident, you must take certain steps to protect your health and legal interests.
Your health is top priority, so seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Not only will this ensure you are safe, but it will start a record of your injuries, which could be important later.
Then, you will want to consider the steps involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit to ensure you are given the compensation you deserve. You should collect any evidence from the scene of the accident, documenting damages and injuries, identifying responsible parties, as well as any potential eye witnesses, and reach out to a bicycle accident attorney. At Jan Dils, our team is eager to help you get back on your feet after a traumatic accident.
If you decide to move forward with a lawsuit, our team will help you draft a formal complaint detailing your allegations and the damages you are seeking.
Our skilled team of legal professionals can help you navigate the legal process from this point forward, with the goal of securing financial compensation. The legal process can be difficult to navigate, so it is important to consult with an injury attorney who can navigate the specifics of your situation and increase your chances at getting a positive result. Call us today for a free consultation after you sustained harm in a bike accident.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law