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Staying Safe while Bicycling

Bicycling can be an extremely fun and efficient way to travel from place to place, but it can also pose a risk of serious injury. This is particularly true when bicycles are involved with motor vehicles such as cars and trucks. A bicycle does not offer its rider the same protection a vehicle body does, and collisions often result in serious bodily injury to the bicycle rider. When bicycle accidents are caused by driver negligence, victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Bicyclists who are injured in accidents may incur extremely expensive medical bills, may lose income, incur property damage, and may incur tremendous pain and suffering due to an accident. As a result, it is important for any bicyclists who has been involved in an accident to ensure that their legal rights are protected. The Gwinnett County Personal Injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping bicycle riders recover for their injuries.

Fortunately for bicyclists, there are some steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of being involved or injured in an accident. Some of these steps include:

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Follow all traffic laws
  • If there is a bike lane, use it
  • Practice proper bike maintenance
  • Be extra careful at intersections
  • Signal lane changes
  • Be aware of parked cars opening doors
  • Wear reflective clothing

 

Even under the best of circumstances, bicycle injuries are bound to happen.  After a bicycle accident, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Some injuries may not result in any symptoms for days or even weeks after the accident. In addition, being evaluated by a medical professional will ensure that your injuries are properly identified and documented. This may be very helpful in establishing both liability or damages at a later time.

Contact a Gwinnett personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia