About Bicycle Injuries
Over the past decade, bicycling has become extremely popular in the United States. It is a convenient and inexpensive method of travel, especially in large cities where traffic is congested and parking spaces are difficult to find. High tech materials and fabrication have now made bike riding virtually effortless.
Many cities now recognize the increase in bike traffic and have constructed special bike lanes, and parks have made trails accessible to bicycles. Even some vehicle manufacturers offer bike racks as standard equipment. Unfortunately, many automobile drivers do not respect the bicyclists’ right to share the road. More importantly, young bike riders haven’t been educated on how to legally and safely share the road with automobiles. Thus, the rate of motor-induced bicycle accidents has increased significantly.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
- A bicyclist is fatally injured every 6 hours
- Nearly one million children are injured each year in cycling related incidents
- 49% of all cycling fatalities occur to children under the age of 16
- Head injuries account for 75% of all serious injuries and deaths
While collisions with automobiles only account for 1/3 of the accidents, they account for the majority of the catastrophic injuries.
Contact Your Local Personal Injury Lawyer
It is important to know what to do to protect the legal rights of yourself and your loved ones. Because selecting the right attorney is an important decision, you should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive, and dedicated to getting fair compensation for your bicycle injuries. We have successfully handled thousands of similar injury cases, which is why you should contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer Frank D. Penney.