Bike accident injuries are devastating.
We are embracing the environmental and health benefits of cycling in ever increasing numbers. While motorists and cyclists are doing there best to learn how to share the road; bicycle accidents are occurring with regular frequency. Bike accident victims commonly suffer serious injuries. If you sustained a bike accident injury as a result of a bicycle vs. car, truck or motorcycle collision, you need an experienced accident attorney who can fight for your bicycle injury rights.
As cities around the world are budgeting to spend and indeed are spending millions of dollars adding this revolutionary new infrastructure, fatalities and injuries from bicycling are trending significantly upward. And it isn’t just that with more bicycles on the roads more crashes are inevitable. The statistics measure changes in fatalities and injuries according to kilometers traveled, which factors out increased numbers. Other factors including the design of the dedicated infrastructure must also be at work here.
Facing the reality about cycling, it must be said that it is inherently risky. A helmet provides some protection but is not a ‘roll bar’ working in connection with crumple zones, seat belts, and air bags. Bike tires have recently benefited from all sorts of inventive upgrades in material strength, durability, and design, but they are not and will never be perfect. Basically bicycles are light weight, fast moving, almost silent and invisible vehicles offering no protection against the forces unleashed by multi-ton vehicles in motion with which they share the road.
Most cyclists understand that the risks are real. Most have experienced ‘close calls.’