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Helping to Accommodate Your Safe Passage

Bike accidents tend to be extremely serious. In fact, fatal bike accidents are on the rise for adult riders, and these deadly accidents are often the result of motorist negligence. Cyclists are both more vulnerable to traffic accidents and more difficult to see in traffic, but drivers are responsible for helping to accommodate their safe passage.

Biking is a healthy, green, inexpensive alternative to driving everywhere that you need to go. Plus, heading out on your bike is a fun way to enjoy what Columbus has to offer. When bicycle accidents happen, however, they tend to be exceptionally dangerous accidents that leave the bicyclist especially vulnerable to serious injuries. If you or someone you care about has been injured, or worse, in a bicycle accident, seek the help you need by calling an experienced Columbus bicycle accident attorney today.

YOUR VULNERABILITY ON YOUR BIKE

The City of Columbus offers abundant miles of bike paths and bike lanes that help bicyclists like you get around. Often, however, these bike lanes leave you sharing the road with motorists, and when these motorists engage in negligent driving practices, it can put you and others who are on their bikes in harm’s way. When you are on your bike, you face all of the following vulnerabilities:

  • You share the road with much larger vehicles and have nothing to protect you from the immense impact of any accident that ensues other than your helmet.
  • Because you strike a much lower profile on the road than other vehicles do, you’re more difficult for motorists to see.
  • The size and weight differential between you and the other vehicles on the road works against you, and you are almost certain to suffer the severest injuries in the event of an accident.

Regardless of how difficult it is for motorists to see you and other bicyclists on the road, every driver is responsible for proceeding safely in accordance with the traffic in his or her midst, including bicyclists. 

BIKE ACCIDENTS: THE STATISTICS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shares the following sobering statistics related to bike accidents:

  • In 2018, there were 854 bike accident fatalities, which is a seven percent increase over 2017. 
  • Fatal bike accidents have increased by 38 percent since 2010.
  • Bicycle accident fatalities among those who are 20 and older have increased 300 percent since 1975.
  • Each year, about two percent of all fatal traffic accidents are bike accidents. 
  • The most common serious injuries sustained in bike accidents are head injuries.

When you’re on your bike, always make proceeding safely your number one priority.

AN EXPERIENCED COLUMBUS BICYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP

If you or someone you love has been injured by someone else’s negligence in a bike accident, Geoff Jones at The Jones Firm in Columbus, Ohio, is an accomplished bicycle accident attorney with an impressive history of helping clients like you maximize their compensation in response to their full range of damages. Your case matters, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us today at 614-209-5162.

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