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Call A Bike Accident Lawyer If You’ve Been Struck By a Motorist

A bike accident lawyer with experience knows how to pursue cases where a bicyclist has been hit by a motorist. While bike rider death statistics are going down in the U.S., more riders are being injured. Take a look at some of these statistics:

  • More injuries are occurring amongst bike riders. In 2009, 51,000 riders were injured, up from 43,000 in 2007
  • The average age of a cyclist killed on U.S. roads is 41
  • Reported in 2008, alcohol played a role in 37% of bicycle related accident deaths
  • Bike deaths represent 2% of all traffic fatalities
  • People are, however, getting the message about bike safety. In 2009, 630 bicyclists died on US roads compared to 718 in 2008, 1,003 in 1975
  • Nevada law states that riders under the age of 17 must wear a helmet if you are riding in the Duckwater Indian Reservation or Reno/Sparks Indian Colony

Bike Accident Lawyer’s Advice On How to Avoid an Accident

Avoid being in an accident by following tips provided by a bike accident lawyer:

  • When riding at night always use a front headlight so oncoming vehicles can see you
  • Make eye contact or wave at drivers so you know they see you
  • Slow down if you can’t make eye contact with drivers—if you have to stop, please do so; it’s better than getting hit
  • Ride toward the left of the bike lane so cars are more likely to see you
  • Ride with traffic instead of going against it
  • When riding with traffic, don’t stop in the car’s blind spot. Instead stop directly behind the car rather than to the right of it
  • Look behind you when making turns to ensure you don’t get side-swiped

If you’ve been hit by a car while riding your bike, contact a top bike accident lawyer at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, Martinez Law Firm. Call for a free consultation at 702-388-GGRM (4476).