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Preventing Head Injuries Through Bicycle Helmet Care

Preventing Head Injuries Through Bicycle Helmet Care

I’m Ed Smith, an Oakley Bicycle Accident Lawyer. Going for a helmet-less ride on your bike can feel amazingly refreshing until you fall and hit your head on the ground beneath you. In reality, the extent of head damage that can result from a bicycle accident can be quite severe – we’re talking about concussions, edemas, skull fractures, and other life-threatening head traumas.

There is a simple measure to prevent your chances of head injury: wear a helmet! They may not be high-fashion, but they provide you with protection that could save a life. A 2016 report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported 424 fatal accidents where bicyclists wear riding without a helmet, whereas bikers that were equipped with a helmet had a dramatically reduced rate of fatalities – only 137 accidents. Additionally, a study shown at the Safety 2016 World Conference in Finland revealed that helmets may reduce the chances of head trauma by almost 70%!

Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Sacramento Accident

Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Sacramento Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a bicycle accident lawyer in Sacramento. A bicyclist was seriously injured on March 12 when he was struck by a motor vehicle in Sacramento.

My sympathy and prayers are with the family and friends of the injured man and that he will recover quickly and completely.

Safety Tips for Bicyclists in Elk Grove

Safety Tips for Bicyclists in Elk Grove

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove bicycle accident lawyer. California is one of the leading states for bicycle accident injuries. Learning some safety tips can help a bicycle rider be safer when heading into work, getting some exercise or just riding for pleasure.

Which Bicyclists Are Most at Risk for an Accident?

New Bike Path in Sacramento Faces Problems

New Bike Path in Sacramento Faces Problems

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer. A disagreement over property easements may be heating up as the city plans to build a new bike path in Sacramento to link Arabella Way to Garcia Bend Park.

Landowners Concerned About Easements

Tips on How Bicycle Riders Can Avoid Risks

Tips on How Bicycle Riders Can Avoid Risks

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova bicycle accident lawyer. Bike lanes and even parking areas for bicycle enthusiasts help make riding safer. However, bicycle riding can still be hazardous, and at least two bicycle riders were killed each day in accidents in 2015. One surprising statistic from the National Safety Council was that bicycle riding accidents caused more injuries than swimming pools, trampolines, playground equipment and skateboarding combined. Taking safety precautions are paramount in avoiding bicycle accidents.

Wearing a Protective Helmet Reduces Risk of Head Injury

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Bicyclist Killed in Sacramento on Route 160

I’m Ed Smith, a bicycle accident lawyer in Sacramento. A crash along California State Route 160 on January 20 claimed the life of a bicycle rider. The drivers of two vehicles that struck the bicyclist stayed at the accident scene and were cooperating with police investigators.

I want to extend my sympathy to Mr. Nelson’s friends and family during their time of loss.

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Poor Sidewalk Maintenance Can Cause Bicycle Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer. Bicycle accidents due to road and sidewalk hazards happen, leaving the accident victim with injuries and high medical bills. The responsible party when a bicyclist is injured depends on the location where the accident happened. 

Bicycle-Related Accident Injuries

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Bicycle Helmets Prevent head Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer. Safety is an important concern when using a bicycle for fun, work or school. Since head injuries are a common and devastating injury, bicycle helmets are an essential component of a biker’s gear.

Head Injury Statistics

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How California Bicyclists Can Stay Safe

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer. It is important that bicyclists and motorists work together to keep the roads safe. More than ever, people are using bicycles to get to work and school or for exercise. This surge has resulted in greater numbers of cyclists who are injured or killed. There are things that can be done to remedy this.

The Problem

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Top Folsom Bicycle Safety Tips

I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom bicycle accident attorney. Making the roads safe for bicyclists is everyone’s responsibility. Aside from making sure to obey the law when biking, cyclists need to practice safe travel by avoiding accidents. Let’s look at the ways a bicycle rider can enjoy riding and not be injured in an accident.

Bicycle Accidents in Sacramento County

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