Palm Coast Bicycle Accident Attorney
Riding a bicycle, whether for recreation or commuting, can yield many benefits for the rider, from conserving gas and vehicle mileage to reducing pollution and traffic in urban areas, not to mention personal health and wellness.
While any experienced bike rider will tell you about the benefits of riding a bike, most will also tell you that there is a certain level of fear when riding your bike alongside drivers who are in a hurry or are distracted while on the road.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycle accidents accounted for 2 percent of all crash-related injuries and 2 percent of all traffic deaths (for a total of 726 cyclist deaths) in a single recent year. The vast majority of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented if motorists had observed the rules of the road and practiced caution when sharing the roadway with cyclists.
In the unfortunate event of an accident, bicyclists often bear the brunt of the collision and are often seriously injured as a result. The sheer size and weight of cars and trucks make them extremely dangerous in a collision with a bicycle rider, especially when speed is taken into account. If a bike rider was injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of a driver, the rider or the rider’s family may choose to pursue legal action to recover the fair and just compensation they are entitled to.