Bicycles are considered vehicles just like any other. However, other drivers may not treat cyclists this way and instead disregard them as pesky annoyances on the road. This reckless attitude toward sharing the road is often the source of preventable, yet devastating, bicycle accidents. Naturally, bicyclists are worse for wear after a collision with a vehicle. Unfortunately, the consequences of these accidents are often far more severe and sometimes irreversible.
May is National Bike Month and our team wants to remind you of the following life-saving safety tips:
- Visibility is vital – You cannot protect yourself if you are not seen. Opt for bright colors and make sure your shoes or gear have reflective material on them. This is important even if you are out during the day, as it is easy to be lost in a sea of gray vehicles.
- Safety gear is not a suggestion – A helmet will save your life. There is no reason not to wear protective gear.
- Know the law – Bicyclists must adhere to the same laws as other drivers. You must stay in your lane and follow all traffic regulations.
- Look out for each other – This applies for everyone on the road. We should all respect each other and understand the roads are a shared space.
Despite taking all of the necessary precautions, you may still find yourself undertaking the emotional, physical, and financial aftermath an accident often brings.
Seeking Trusted Martin County Bicycle Accident Lawyers? Contact Us
Whether you enjoy cycling for the fresh air, cost-effectiveness, or to save time on your commute, a lack of safety should not be what prevents you from getting on your bike. This is why, if you have been injured due to no fault of your own, our team at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC will champion tirelessly to ensure your story is heard. We are reliable advocates on behalf of the injured and will employ every tactic to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Call (866) 675-4427 to schedule your initial consultation today.