There is no denying the fact that drivers can take many steps to prevent bike accidents, such as following the rules of the road and always paying close attention to bicyclists.
However, as a bicyclist, you know that some drivers don’t care to share the road. For this reason, you need to do whatever it takes to protect yourself in the event of an accident.
Above all else, you should always wear a helmet. This is the most important thing you can do, as head injuries are extremely serious (and can sometimes be fatal).
Moving on, make sure you always follow the rules of the road. Just as drivers have rules to follow, so do bicyclists.
Another thing you can do to improve your safety is remain visible to others. There are many ways you can do this, such as by dressing in bright colors. If you’re riding at night the use of reflectors is always a good idea.
Finally, don’t hesitate to create a plan for what you’ll do in the event of an accident. This way, if you find yourself in trouble, you can act in a fast and efficient manner.
When a car collides with a bike, the end result can be serious injury or even death. This is due in large part to the fact that bicyclists don’t have much protection between them and the road.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a bike accident, you need to learn more about your legal rights.
At our law firm, we are experienced at helping victims receive compensation resulting from a bicycle crash.