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Common Causes of Bike Accidents

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More and more people are turning to bicycles as a form of transportation in order to save money and get in great shape. Our accident attorney reports that as a result, the number of bicycle accidents has increased in recent years. Here are some of the most common causes of bike accidents so that you can try to avoid them if you are also a rider.

A number of accidents happen at intersections. These accidents could be due to a number of things including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Motorists who are traveling too fast
  • Failure to yield the right of way to bicyclists
  • Bikers who pull out in front of vehicles
  • Poor visibility

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In some cases, bicycle accidents occur when the rider is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This could cause an individual to become disoriented, thereby swerving in front of traffic or crossing the road unsafely. Even prescription drugs can present a problem, so those who are taking medications that caution them against driving should also avoid riding a bicycle after using them.

Riding a bicycle at night can be especially hazardous. Those who must ride their bicycles after dark should consider adding lights to the front and back of it in addition to putting reflectors on the spokes of each wheel. They should also wear a reflective vest and put reflective tape on their helmets in order to ensure they are visible.

Bicycle accidents can result in everything from minor concussions to life-threatening head injuries. In many cases, victims will require extended hospital stays, physical therapy or multiple surgeries in order to make themselves whole again. If you have suffered such an injury, your best bet could be to speak with a bicycle accident attorney in order to determine if your case should be heard in a court of law. Here at Silverthorne Attorneys, we invite you to contact us to find out more.

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