When trying to understand what are the most common causes of bicycle accidents it’s important to consider the location, the rider and the environment. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), California had the second highest rate of bicycle fatalities in the nation at 133 in 2019.
According to the Bicycle Helmet Institute, as of January 2021, bicycle injuries have increased by 21% in people over 40 years old. The number of bicycle deaths in the U.S. also continues to rise with over 850 annual deaths, compared to 665 in 2002.
Among the major cities in the United States, San Francisco offers a unique cross-section of factors that make it one of the most appealing locations for cyclists. Despite this, accidents in the city remain elevated in 2021, and the demand for a skilled San Francisco bicycle accident attorney persists.
Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable travelers on the road because they are principally unprotected if they are involved in an accident. Although bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as automobiles, in many cases drivers do not recognize it or are unaware of cyclists on the road. If you use...
Roads are getting more congested daily in OC. People are continually switching to cycling as it is more eco-friendly and a free way to get around town. An increased number of bicycles on the road unfortunately mean a likely increase in the number of accidents involving bicycles.
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Cycling has become an increasingly popular method of transportation, and bicycle accidents occur way more often that one may think. This number only increases as the number of people riding bikes increases. Each year in the United States alone, approximately one million people are injured because of a bicycle accident and around every 6 hours, a fatal bicycle accident occurs. With so many accidents at hand, you may wonder if there's a way to make a bike accident compensation claim easy?
With the density of daily traffic on a steady rise, people are constantly looking for alternate ways to get where they need to go minus the stress of muscling it out in a car on the open road. Luckily, cities and states are slowly but surely becoming more and more accepting of the bicycle as...
Despite an increasing number of cities adopting Vision Zero programs in an attempt to reduce serious accidents involving pedestrians and bikes, traffic fatalities involving those who are the most exposed to the road - bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists - continue to occur in alarming numbers. California statistics reveal the dangers of motorcycles, with a 227% increase in related fatalities between 1994 and 2016.