Many people enjoy bike riding for exercise, leisure, and even transportation. While fun and a great way to get around, cyclists are more vulnerable to serious injuries due to lack of protection. Staying safe on your bicycle requires you to be cautious and aware of your surroundings at all times. However, similar to motorcycle accidents, other drivers on the road can pose hazards.
Whenever you are riding your bicyclists you should take the following steps:
- Always wear a helmet.
- Follow the rules of the road.
- Ensure your bicycle is equipped with proper safety equipment, this includes: mirrors, spoke lights, reflective clothing and lights on the front and back of your bicycle.
- Use hand signals to communicate with others on the road.
- Do not wear headphones or talk on your cell phones.
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident and sustained injuries, you have suffered enough. Do not settle for less. Contact our office 24/7 to discuss how to get the medical care and compensation you are entitled to with the bicycle accident lawyers at Pathway Law Firm.