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Top Safety Precautions Bicyclists Should Take in Roseville

Top Safety Precautions Bicyclists Should Take in Roseville

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville bicycle accident lawyer. In 2016, bicycle accidents accounted for 2.2 percent of all traffic deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These accidents resulted in 840 deaths of bicyclists nationwide. The number of bicyclists injured in traffic accidents is in the tens of thousands. However, these are only those riders who were treated in an emergency room, so the number is probably much higher. California has the highest number of bicyclist fatalities from collisions with motor vehicles in the country.

Safety Precautions That Can Be Taken by Bicyclists

Guide to Preventing Bicycle Accidents and Injuries in Sacramento

Guide to Preventing Bicycle Accidents and Injuries in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer. Many individuals in Sacramento and other areas around the city are choosing bicycles for exercise, commuting and as a source of economical transportation. As the bicycle community is growing, so are the number of accidents. Cyclists have the same right to share the road as their counterparts driving an assortment of motor vehicles. Yet, many drivers do not know or obey the rules designed for the safety of all those on the roads. Let’s take a look at the rights and responsibilities of cyclists, how accidents happen and how cyclists can stay safe.

Statistics of Bicycle Accidents

Auburn Bicycle Accidents

Auburn Bicycle Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn bicycle accident lawyer. With the beginning of summer closely approaching, more and more people will be choosing to ride a bicycle as their means of transportation and leisure. While biking is good for the environment and has great health benefits, riding a bike also comes with certain dangers. Bicyclists usually have to share the road with motor vehicles, meaning that an accident between the two is likely to result in lasting injuries for the cyclist. Those who frequently ride their bikes in the city of Auburn may be interested in reading statistics about bicycle accidents in the area.

Comparing Accidents

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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