bicycle accident

The Dangers of Riding Your Bike on Sidewalks

If you regularly ride your bicycle, you’re probably familiar with the notion that you should never ride on the sidewalk. The reasoning behind this idea is that when bicyclists ride on sidewalks, they are more likely to get into accidents or cause accidents. Some cities and counties in California have even made it illegal to bicycle on sidewalks. However, if you look at most major streets, chances are that...
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The Real Dangers of Front Impact Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles are increasingly becoming a convenient type of transportation – especially in states such as California where the weather is warm year-round. Riding a bicycle can also reduce time spent in traffic and other costs, such as gas, insurance, and parking. However, as convenient as riding a bicycle may be, it can also be dangerous. Unlike motor vehicles, bicycles do not have safety features such as seatbelts and airbags....
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5 Tips To Consider For Safe Bicycling This Summer

The warmer months of summer also mean you can enjoy more outdoor activities, such as riding a bicycle. Riding a bicycle is not only a fun pastime and great exercise, but it can also be an effective mode of transportation. However, bicycle commutes can be dangerous, frustrating and/or obstacle-ridden. This article provides you with some tips to help avoid amateur errors and enhance your bike riding experience. Important Bicycle...
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New Study Reports Nationwide Increase In Bicycle Accidents

Over the last few years, bicycles have become more popular –as a form of transportation, as a form of exercise, and as a form of recreation. However, this sudden popularity has also resulted in more accidents. A new study conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) reports that bicycle accidents have significantly increased in the U.S., with many serious injuries occurring among riders older than 45. Over...
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Recovering Damages For Bicycle Injuries

Although only a very small number of trips are taken on bicycles in the United States, bicyclists face a higher risk of accident related injury and death than motorists. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that in 2013 more than 900 bicyclists were killed and approximately 494,000 were seriously injured. Overall, bicycle accident-related injuries result in more than $10 billion worth of lifetime medical costs and...
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Consequences of Riding a Bicycle On the Wrong Side of the Street

Riding a bicycle can be both an enjoyable pastime and a convenient mode of transportation. While the majority of people safely ride their bikes on public roads, there are a few who fail to follow the rules and endanger both themselves and other motorists and pedestrians who are sharing the streets and sidewalks with them. Bicyclists Are Subject to the Same Rules as Motorists  Bicyclists are subject to the...
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