Articles Posted in Bicycle Accidents

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Lower Your Risk of a Bicycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Oceanside bicycle accident lawyer. As more and more people take up riding bicycles for fun, to improve their health, go to work and run errands, the number of bike injuries and deaths in California is an important consideration.

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Traffic Safety When Biking in Oceanside

I’m Ed Smith, an Oceanside bicycle accident lawyer. Riding a bicycle is becoming more common due to the health benefit, low cost to operate, environmental benefits and because it provides an enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, traffic safety when bicycling is an issue.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015 was a risky year for bicycle riders, with nearly 467,000 injuries and more than 1,000 deaths. Most of these could be attributed to collisions with motor vehicles. However, aside from risk factors, there are laws in California designed to make it safer for bicycle riders.

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Ultimate Guide to Bicycling in Oceanside

I’m Ed Smith, an Oceanside bicycle accident lawyer. Whether you are new to bicycling or an old hand, this guide to bicycling includes need-to-know information that can help you stay safe and enjoy your time while cycling. Join me in looking at some of the ways a bicyclist can get more out of the sport.

Things a Beginner Needs to Know

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Bicycle Fatalities on the Rise

I’m Ed Smith, an Oceanside bike accident lawyer. According to statistics by the University of California’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, there were 569 collisions in Oceanside in 2013, 36 of which were bicycle collisions. Nationwide, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that an increase of 12.2 percent of bicyclists around the country died as the result of an accident in 2015 over the number of deaths in 2014. The statistics released included not only bicyclists but other types of pedalcyclists, including unicycles.

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Sacramento Runner Injured from Bicycle Accident Hit and Run

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Bicycle Accident Lawyer. 61-year-old Bill Finkbeiner, a Sacramento Running Association Hall of Fame member was struck in the back by a bicyclist while out running on June 13.

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Hit and Run Bicycle Accident Injures Cyclist in Redding

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding Bicycle Accident Lawyer. Anthony Tyrone Revis, a 51-year-old man from Redding was sent to a hospital after being hit by a motorist on Tuesday, June 20.

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Sacramento Slow to Add Much-Needed Protected Bike Lanes

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bicycle injury lawyer. There has been a recent push to get people outside and exercising more. While riding bikes is a great form of exercise, the city of Sacramento has been slow to add protected bike lanes that other major cities across the country have enjoyed for years.

Why are Bike Lanes Important?

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Truck Kills Bicyclist Auburn

I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn personal injury lawyer. An elderly man was bicycling in Auburn when he was struck by a truck during the afternoon hours of Saturday, March 18, 2017. Unfortunately, the man suffered fatal injuries from the bicycle accident.

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Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer. A bicyclist was riding in North Sacramento when struck by a hit-and-run motorist during the evening hours of Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Unfortunately, the impact of the collision caused the bicyclist to suffer grave injuries.

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