When you hop on your bicycle and hit the road, it’s important that you do so with your safety in mind.
Although you will do your best to avoid an accident, you never know if this could happen to you. This is why you should follow these safety tips:
— Wear a helmet at all times. It doesn’t matter how far you are traveling on your bicycle, you should always wear a helmet. This will protect your head in the event of an accident.
— Follow the rules of the road. You should get into the habit of obeying all traffic laws, as this approach will keep you safe.
— Ride with traffic. It is imperative that you ride with the flow of traffic, as opposed to the opposite direction.
— Don’t ride your bicycle on the sidewalk. You may think this is the safest thing you can do, but it is actually against the law in the state of California.
At our law firm, we know that following these bicycle safety tips does not always mean you will avoid trouble. Over the years, we have helped many people receive compensation after being injured in a bicycle accident.
Your health is more important than anything else. If you are injured in a bicycle accident, call for help and remain where you are until an ambulance arrives.
Once you have been treated and know how to deal with your injuries in the future, you can seek legal assistance. This will give you a better idea of if you can file a lawsuit in order to receive compensation from the negligent party.